Alex Rodriguez accepts Yanks' plan

Updated: July 26, 2013, 11:25 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews and Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

The Alex Rodriguez-New York Yankees soap opera was a five-part miniseries Thursday, culminating in A-Rod again declaring he was ready to play now but -- since he is just "an employee" -- that he would accept the Yankees' plan to have him start a rehab assignment Aug. 1.

If all goes according to plan with the quad and if he is not suspended by baseball in the interim, A-Rod could return to the Yankees soon after Aug. 1. Rodriguez told WFAN radio in New York on Thursday evening that ...

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