A few months after completing a career-worst season New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez seems to be willing to try anything to get healthy and productive again, even if it means undergoing experimental knee surgery in Germany. On Wednesday, MLB.com posted an article that confirmed reports that A-Rod had done exactly that.â†µ
"A Yankees spokesperson confirmed to MLB.com that the team approved the treatment, which was performed within the last month," wrote Bryan Hoch. "The Yankees cleared Rodriguez's procedure with the Commissioner's Office to avoid the appearance that Rodriguez might be receiving impermissible treatment."â†µ
The procedure was recommend to Rodriguez by NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who has been battling knee issues for the past few seasons. Last year, A-Rod missed 38 games after undergoing microscopic knee surgery in July and finished the season hitting a career-worst .296 with 16 home runs and 62 RBI.â†µ
The report also said A-Rod should be good to go by Spring Training in February.