A-Rod tweets he's cleared to play; draws anger from Cashman - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

A-Rod tweets he's cleared to play; draws anger from Cashman

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (AP) -

Injured New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has tweeted that his hip surgeon has cleared him to play in rehabilitation games. The comment drew the ire of general manager Brian Cashman.

Rodriguez had left hip surgery on Jan. 16 and has been working out at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Fla. He took swings in a simulated game situation for the first time Monday. On Tuesday night, he tweeted the message, "Visit from Dr. Kelly over the weekend, who gave me the best news - the green light to play games again!" along with a photo of himself and Dr. Brian Kelly, who performed the operation in New York.

Cashman was told of the Tweet while on ESPN on Tuesday.

"You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, we will," Cashman told Andrew Marchand of ESPN. "Alex should just shut the f--- up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now."

Manager Joe Girardi said earlier Tuesday that no date had been set for A-Rod to start playing in minor league rehab games. Rodriguez is expected to return to the Yankees around the All-Star break, shortly before he turns 38.
  • Sports NewsSports NewsMore>>

  • Runners gear up for Boston Marathon

    Runners gear up for Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:50:04 GMT
    36,000 runners will participate in this year's Boston Marathon, the second highest number in the race's history.  Among them, 9,000 runners who were not able to finish the race due to the bombings that killed 3 and injured hundreds.
    36,000 runners will participate in this year's Boston Marathon, the second highest number in the race's history.  Among them, 9,000 runners who were not able to finish the race due to the bombings that killed 3 and injured hundreds.
  • Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz

    Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:35:09 GMT
    Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked.
    Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked.
  • 2 runners die near finish line of half-marathon

    2 runners die near finish line of half-marathon

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:19:32 GMT
    Authorities say two runners died near the finish line of a half marathon in Raleigh.Race organizers said the mens' deaths in the 13.1-mile race Sunday morning appear to be from natural causes. More than 12,000 runners took part in either the half marathon or the full marathon.
    Authorities say two runners died near the finish line of a half marathon in Raleigh.Race organizers said the mens' deaths in the 13.1-mile race Sunday morning appear to be from natural causes. More than 12,000 runners took part in either the half marathon or the full marathon.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices