Alex Rodriguez to have surgery on injured hip
In this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez throws out Detroit Tigers' Andy Dirks in the second inning during Game 1 of the American League championship series in New York. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, December 8, 2012 1:03PM EST
MIAMI - Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees says he will have surgery on his injured left hip in "mid-January."
Speaking Saturday at a breakfast he hosted for about 150 high school players competing in his annual Miami tournament, Rodriguez spoke for several minutes about his experiences growing up in South Florida.
He then asked the players for questions and got only one, about the date of his surgery.
The Yankees announced earlier this month that Rodriguez needs surgery to correct a torn labrum and other problems with his left hip. He could miss up to six months.