Alex Rodriguez plans to join Yankees in Chicago, “unless I get struck by lightning”

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Alex Rodriguez is planning to return to action for the New York Yankees when they travel to Chicago on Monday. Rodriguez played Friday night for Double-A Trenton and will do so again on Saturday.

In Friday’s game Rodriguez hit a two-run home run and drew a walk. While Rodriguez drew boos early on the crowd reportedly got behind him after the home run and the former All-Star even made a good will gesture giving his gloves and bat to some children.

“I feel like I am ready to go right now,” said Rodriguez after the game, via USA TODAY.

When asked if he was aware of a 6:00 pm Sunday deadline to accept a suspension Rodriguez responded:

“I’m doing what I can on the field to get better. I love the game and it has been very good to me. I plan to be in Chicago on Monday unless I get struck by lightning.”

“A night like tonight illustrates to me that I can still play and be productive,” he said. “I would love to play another five more years. I have been playing this game since I was three. I tis the only thing I know what to do. It is my livelihood.

“This is not time for me to hang it up.”

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