Another year deeper into Alex Rodriguez‘ 10 year contract, and we’re already on his second hip surgery. The 37 year old third baseman is in a perpetual decline, and health isn’t helping much. While he’s dealt with some fluke injuries over the last two years, Rodriguez is barely starting half the games at third base. In 2013, he’ll be lucky to start on the field for a couple of months, as the team only plans for him to return in June or July.
When Rodriguez returns to baseball next season, he could very well have already turned 38 already, and coming off his second major hip surgery, amongst a number of other leg problems in recent years. Assuming he’s able to make a full recovery, and cartilage damage hasn’t dampened his range, he’ll still be a valuable fielder at the hot corner. The Yankees still have $114 million invested in him though, and pushing him any further on the field may carry a huge risk for his future.… Click here to read the rest