“For where we are in the process he looks great,” Long said of Rodriguez took BP for the second straight day.
“I am not sure,” Rodriguez said when asked how many more BP sessions he would need before playing in some sort of game — either minor league or major league. “We are going to talk about it.”
Long was impressed with everything.
“He is driving balls all over the place, the ball is coming off the bat great, the bat speed is good and he looks very comfortable right now,” Long said.
“Where we are in the process” is a pretty big qualifier, given that A-Rod is just starting to take regular batting practice and has yet to get any game action, but any news is good news at this point. Wrist/hand injuries are notoriously difficult for hitters to fully work their way back from and the effects can linger in their performance for some time even once they’re healthy enough to play, but right now getting A-Rod back in the lineup would be a pretty big boost for a team that’s relying on a lot of bench/platoon players to step up due to injuries. Continue reading Long raves after A-Rod’s BP