Alex Rodriguez has recently confirmed that he has a hip injury and may be out for up to 10 weeks. He was set to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, but is now leaving them to see hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon in Colorado. Fellow coaches and players say Rodriguez has been bothered by the injury throughout spring training. He had an MRI last Saturday that showed a form of a cyst in his right hip.
The Yankees wish for A-Rod to sit out the Classic and rest, but they believe he might reject their requests knowing his desire to play for his country. This injury is one of the few obstacles he has had to deal with this off-season. Earlier this year he was tested positive for steroids in 2003. A-Rod will look to relax for the next few weeks with the hopes of making it to the later rounds of the WBC.
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