Alex Rodriguez underwent surgery on his hip on January 16, and it has been understood that he would be back sometime after the all-star break for the Yankees. But what if they had to be without A-Rod for the entire season? That hasn’t really crossed the minds of many, but according to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, via YES, it’s a possibility.
With the Yankees getting older and the rest of the AL East getting better, they can ill-afford this.
Cashman did not dismiss the possibility that Rodriguez would be sidelined the entire 2013 season.
“I think, because of the serious nature of the surgery and the condition that he’s trying to recover from, there is that chance,” Cashman told WFAN-AM in New York on Friday. “I would say it’s not going to be because Alex doesn’t do everything in his power to put himself in a position to get back, and be healthy and productive. He’ll do everything necessary and his part. It’s just will the success of the surgery and the condition that he has recover optimally as everybody expects, but there’s no guarantees in this stuff.