Well it seems A-Rod has found ways to hurt the Yankees on the field now as well as off the field. Peter Abraham is reporting that not only does A-Rod now have a cyst in his hip, but he also has a torn hip labrum.
If Rodriguez had surgery to repair it now he would miss up to four months but it seems that Rodriguez and the Yanks will try to use rest and rehab to gut out the season. This could have disastrous results for the Yankees or Rodriguez could come through this a hero if he performs well with the injury.
Abraham brings up a good point on an earlier post for his blog when he notes that A-Rod has had an increase in his injury list since he supposedly went off steroids five years ago. It is definitely something that should be considered and it's definitely something the Yanks wish they knew during their last negotiating exchange in 2007.
Rodriguez and the Yankees are tied together for better or worse. Each one needs the other at this point. Hopefully A-Rod can manage the pain like he did last year. If not then all of Cashman's wheelings and dealings from this winter may have been for naught.