A-Rod could play in rehab game Friday

Alex Rodriguez could serve as a designated hitter in a Minor League rehabilitation game on Friday in Tampa, Fla. and play the field on Saturday if all goes well, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Girardi wasn’t sure if Rodriguez would play for Class-A Tampa or in a Gulf Coast League game, but with a quick glance at the Tampa Yankees schedule, they’re on the road with night games at Dunedin both Friday and Saturday. The GCL might be a more flexible option for A-Rod.

It remains likely that Rodriguez will be able to re-join the Yankees on their upcoming road trip, but Girardi said that Aug. 15 in Kansas City – the first day of the trip – looks like it might be a little too soon.

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