Alex Rodriguez hitless in first game back

Alex Rodriguez called his season's debut a success, even if the results Tuesday night didn't bear that out.

Rodriguez played his first game since a miserable October and went hitless in two at-bats for the Charleston RiverDogs.

In his first game since left hip surgery in January, Rodriguez grounded into a double play in his first time up then struck out looking against 23-year-old Williams Perez to end the third before coming out for the night.
Associated Press





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CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess prepares to bat during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess prepares to bat during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess prepares to bat during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess prepares to bat during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess stretches before his at bat during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess stretches before his at bat during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess throws the ball back to the pitcher at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess throws the ball back to the pitcher at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess reacts in the dugout during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess reacts in the dugout during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess warms up before his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess warms up before his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess warms up before his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess warms up before his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess signs autographs after he is taken out of his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess signs autographs after he is taken out of his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess stands in the dugout during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess stands in the dugout during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess strikes out during an at bat in his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess strikes out during an at bat in his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: (L-R) Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess walks off the field with Eduardo Nunez at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Rome Braves v Charleston RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: (L-R) Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess walks off the field with Eduardo Nunez at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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