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Yankees 3B Rodriguez set for 1st minor league game

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is set to play his first minor league game on a rehabilitation assignment. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is set to play his first minor league game on a rehabilitation assignment.
July 1st,2013 -

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is set to play his first minor league game on a rehabilitation assignment.

It just so happens that first minor league game will be as third baseman for the Charleston RiverDogs.

News 2 learned tonight that Rodriquez arrived in Charleston on a private jet around 9:45pm.

The Yankees released  Monday that Rodriguez is scheduled to start Tuesday night for the Single-A RiverDogs  in the South Atlantic League. Rodriguez is supposed to play at least three innings against Rome during the game in South Carolina.

Rain is expected Tuesday night and RiverDogs GM Dave Echols said Rodriquez is also expected to play Wednesday night as well.

The only tickets that remain for  the Tuesday game  are Standing Room Only. A-Rod will take batting practice prior to the game.  It is not known if he will interact or sign autographs for fans.

Rodriguez has been working out at the Yankees' spring training complex in Florida this year while recovering from surgery on his left hip on Jan. 16. The three-time AL MVP turns 38 later this month.

Rodriguez has 647 career home runs. The Yankees have struggled this season while Rodriguez and several other stars have been on the disabled list.

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