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A-Rod in 2013: Money for Nothing

Yanks will pay Alex big bucks to rehab, making his bad contract look even worse

Updated: December 3, 2012, 8:54 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Yankees' decision in 2007 to extend Alex Rodriguez's contract for another 10 years was a disaster on so many levels that it is hard to find a way in which Monday's news -- that A-Rod will need yet more hip surgery and miss at least half of the 2013 season -- makes it all that much worse.

Well, here's how: Before the injury, assuming full or near-to-full health for Rodriguez in 2013, at least the Yankees were getting something for the $28 million they are obligated to ...

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