Word came down today that Alex Rodriguez will have surgery on his hip to remove a cyst. The surgery will take place in Colorado on Monday according to ESPN.com. Recovery and rehabilitation from the surgery takes 10 weeks. This puts Arod’s return around mid-May if there are no set backs and recovery goes as expected.
FANTASY BASEBALL ADVICE: He is certainly no longer a top 5 pick. I will play it conservatively and expect Arod back June 1st, so 4 months of games for Arod, assuming no set-backs. In keeper leagues you have to bite the bullet and still keep him. He’s the best stat filler in the game when healthy, too valuable to let go because he’ll miss 2 months. In drafts from scratch I would not make Arod one of my first 2 picks, if he’s still hanging around in the 3rd or 4th round he’s awful intriguing. 4 months of Arod is still as good as alot of guys can put up in 6 months.