A-Rod gets RBI double for first extra-base hit
ASSOCIATED PRESS July 14, 2013 3:56PM
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriquez bats in the fourth inning for the Tampa Yankees against the Dunedin Blue Jays in a minor league rehab game in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)
TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez had a run-scoring double and two RBIs for Class A Tampa on Sunday, his first extra-base hit during a minor league rehabilitation assignment.
Rodriguez was 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter against Bradenton. Coming back from hip surgery in January, he is scheduled to join Double-A Trenton for Monday’s Eastern League game at Reading in Pennsylvania.
A-Rod is 3 for 21 (.143) with three RBIs and six strikeouts during his injury rehabilitation assignment. He drove in a run during the fifth with a double to the base of the center-field fence at Steinbrenner Field.
Rodriguez was credited with a second RBI on an unusual fielder’s choice. Right fielder Willy Garcia dropped A-Rod’s fly ball with two on, then threw to second for a forceout as the other runner scored from second base.
Rodriguez drew a first-inning walk and struck out on a foul tip that ended the third.
A-Rod has played eight games for Tampa and Charleston, both Class A clubs. His rehab assignment can extend through July 21.