A-Rod to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

The SportsXchange

The New York Yankees announced Monday that they cleared third baseman Alex Rodriguez to begin a rehab assignment.

Rodriguez is scheduled to start and play at least three innings for Class A Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday night.

Rodriguez, who has not played this season because of offseason hip surgery, has been working out at the team's spring training facility in Tampa, Fla.

Rodriguez and the team had a disagreement last week over his progress. Rodriguez tweeted that his doctor cleared him to play, which led to an angry reaction from general manager Brian Cashman since the team had not given him approval. The two sides then talked it out.

Reporters asked Rodriguez on Saturday how his relationship is with the team.

"Ready to get back on the field. All good," he said.
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