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A-Rod Reports Back To Tampa Complex

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Alex Rodriguez (Al Bello/Getty Images)

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By MARK DIDTLER,  Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Alex Rodriguez reported back to the New York Yankees’ minor league complex Wednesday, three days after he was diagnosed with a strained left quadriceps on the final day of his injury rehabilitation assignment.

Rodriguez, under investigation by Major League Baseball for his reported ties to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, spent a little over four hours at the complex.

“I feel great. That’s all I’m going to say,” he said when he left, rolling down a window of the SUV he was in. Then he rolled up the window, gave a thumbs up as it closed and then departed.

The third baseman, who turns 38 on Saturday, had been recovering from hip surgery in January. He hit .250 (8 for 40) with two homers and eight RBIs in 13 minor league games before the leg injury.

New York said A-Rod was being sent to Tampa for “for rest and treatment.” The Yankees have not said whether they intend to send him on another rehab assignment.

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