Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says it's possible third baseman Alex Rodriguez could miss the entire season while recovering from hip surgery. Cashman says "there's no guarantees in this stuff" that Rodriguez will be able to play this year.
The 37-year-old Rodriguez had surgery on his left hip last week. The team said the rehabilitation time was expected to be six months, which would sideline the star slugger until the all-star break. On Friday, Cashman said it was possible A-Rod could be out all year.
"Yeah," Cashman told WFAN radio. "I think because (of) the serious nature of the surgery and the condition that he's trying to recover from, you know, there is that chance.
"I can't say it's not possible that he won't be back."
The Yankees signed free agent Kevin Youkilis during the off-season to play third base while Rodriguez is out.
Cashman said Rodriguez is doing everything "in his power to put himself in the position to get back and be healthy and productive."
"Best case scenario, yeah he should be back," Cashman said. "Worst case scenario, he won't be back, or there might be something in between."