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Could A-Rod Return Soon?

Alex Rodriguez is pushing for the Yankees to activate him off the disabled list so he can play Friday night against Tampa Bay in the first game of the series.  Rodriguez hired a doctor, who yesterday disagreed with the Yankees’ diagnosis of a strained quadriceps.

“I think the Yanks and I crossed signals,” Rodriguez said via issued statement.  “I don’t want any more mixups.  I’m excited and ready to play and help this team win a championship.  I feel great and I’m ready and want to be in the lineup Friday night.  Enough doctors, let’s play.”

Yankees GM Brian Cashman intimated Rodriguez may return to the Yankees by some time in August.

“I can’t tell you anything past the August 1 date,” Cashman said. “If everything goes right, I don’t think you’re looking at much longer past that date. We just need to cross off every box needs to be checked.”

Rodriguez, who had surgery in January, hasn’t played all season.  He’s also under investigation for performance-enahncing drug use related to Biogenesis.  He could potentially be suspended indefinitely which would render all this talk about his injury status moot.