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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez cranked a moonshot to center field in his second rehab game for the Trenton Thunder.
As he works his way back from a hamstring injury that sidelined him since the beginning of the month, A-Rod was sent to the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder.
Last night the 40-year old slugger finished 2-for-4 with an RBI single to center and a single into left in Trenton’s 3-2 win. Today, he looked like the man we’re used to seeing.
A-Rod, who owns 692 career home runs, went deep in the closing at-bat of his two-day rehab assignment and left the game after the game so he’d “beat the traffic.”
Manager Joe Girardi will pencil him into the lineup tomorrow in the last of three with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The DH was batting .194 on the season but in the seven games prior to the injury, he owned a .304/.333/.826 slash line with three home runs and seven RBI.
Since his absence, the Yankees have averaged 4.8 runs per game compared to the 3.6 before he landed on the DL, but his big bat could only mean good news for a team that has won six straight games.