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A-Rod Says Yes to Hip Surgery

A day after the Yankees said Alex Rodriguez would play through a torn labrum and postpone hip surgery until after the Major League Baseball season, the team has announced he’ll have the operation much sooner—tomorrow. The arthroscopic procedure and rehabilitation will keep him off the field for six to eight weeks, and he’ll need more extensive surgery after the season. “It was Alex’s decision,” his doctor said. “But the Yankees were there all the way.” If Yankees third baseman returns to the Bronx eight weeks from tomorrow, he’ll be just in time for the first game in his team’s new stadium against its archrival, the Boston Red Sox.