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A-Rod in 2013? Don't expect much

Slugger's hip surgery, decline make any production merely a bonus for Bombers

Updated: January 23, 2013, 12:03 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

For those of you seeking a good omen for the New York Yankees' upcoming season, consider this: The last time they headed into a season not counting on much of a contribution from Alex Rodriguez, they won the World Series.

But aside from the sobering reality that for the second time in four years, A-Rod will begin a season recovering from major hip surgery, the 2013 Yankees have little in common with the 2009 Yankees.

That team was coming off a winter spending spree that brought them ...

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