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A-Rod to resume drills Monday

He’s been swinging a broom for practice after surgery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alex Rodriguez is expected to resume baseball activities Monday, a little more than a month after undergoing hip surgery.

The third baseman has been working out in Vail, Colo., since the March 9 operation. The Yankees start a three-game series Monday at the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the three-time AL MVP will resume swinging a bat.

Girardi said Friday that Rodriguez has been swinging a broom for the past few weeks and slowly increasing his workload. Girardi doesn’t expect Rodriguez to return to the Yankees before mid-May.

“In my mind, I’m still thinking May 15 – five weeks away. That’s my thought process,” Girardi said before the Yankees helped Kansas City open renovated Kauffman Stadium on Friday.

Rookie Martinez still in hospital

SAN DIEGO – The San Francisco Giants are optimistic that pitcher Joe Martinez will recover relatively quickly from a concussion and three small fractures sustained when he was hit in the head by a line drive.

The rookie reliever was stable and alert in a San Francisco hospital Friday, and the Giants said he was expected to make a full recovery. The 26-year-old Martinez will remain hospitalized for observation over the next three or four days.

Dodgers’ Kuroda on DL

PHOENIX – The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed opening-day starter Hiroki Kuroda on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain in a muscle near his left ribs.

The move was made before Friday night’s game against Arizona and is retroactive to Tuesday.

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