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.
He gave away his gloves/bat…. To the kids sitting next to me pic.twitter.com/yHjRD6Zajf
— Ben Schragger (@benswagga) August 3, 2013
“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.”