Friday, January 18, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the diagnosis says Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was found to have relatively minimal cartilage damage in his left hip during surgery this week.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team did not make that detail public.
Dr. Bryan Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery, who operated on A-Rod on Wednesday, said last week the extent of cartilage damage was a concern and could not be determined before the operation.
From what I’ve read, this was a major concern with Rodriguez’s injury so it’s good to see that the damage was not severe.
In other news, Chamberlain, Yankees agree to one-year deal
NEW YORK (AP)—Reliever Joba Chamberlain and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,875,000, avoiding salary arbitration.
Chamberlain returned Aug. 1 after being sidelined for 14 months by elbow and ankle injuries. The 27-year-old right-hander went 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA in 22 games, striking out 22 in 20 2-3 innings.
His deal, which is not guaranteed, gives Chamberlain a raise of $200,000 and contains performance bonuses for games finished.
Joba doesn’t have to do much to be worth that contract. With free agency looming after this season, a big year probably lands him elsewhere in 2014. Actually, any year probably does unless he’ll take the MLB minimum.
This leaves David Robertson and Boone Logan as the only unsigned arbitration-eligible guys. I think they’ll sign both before going to arbitration, which they haven’t done since 2008.
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