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Yankee Alex Rodriguez begins rehab with the Charleston Riverdogs

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Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez played his first game of baseball with the Charleston Riverdogs after undergoing hip surgery. Rodriguez suited up for the game Tuesday night and is expected to play Wednesday night as well.

Rodriguez was happy to be back in action, saying he even had a few jitters before he got started. "It is always a little exciting when you go out there. It's fun, we are human beings, it's always good to go out there and play." Rodriguez adds, "You want to play well, but I tell you it's been nine months, it's been a long time, so it is good to get back out there and take some of the rust off."

Rodriguez played a full three inning with two at bats for the Riverdogs. While at bat, he wasn't the most successful, first grounding into a double play, then striking out. But A-Rod is taking victory any way he can get it, joking in his post-game press conference, "Well I put the ball in play. I told you guys that is a success."

A-Rod also had to laugh when asked about the first hit of the game by the Rome Braves. The ball came right to him, and Alex tried to throw the runner out at first, but wasn't fast enough. "That's a welcome back play. It was a heck of a bunt."

"Three innings is not a heck of a lot. Two at bats is not too much. It almost feels like March 1st at spring training, and that is basically the approach you have. You have 19 days and counting and you just got to be smart about your at bats, your work and make sure you get your legs under you."

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