A-Rod, Yankees worried about his hip; call it “a big issue”

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Even though we’ve said this every year since 2009, it remains true: for the Yankees to keep up  their winning ways, they need a healthy and productive Alex Rodriguez.  George King of the New York Post reports, however, that A-Rod’s surgically repaired right hip is damaged, with an insider telling him that it’s “a big issue.”

Rodriguez looked lost against righties in the postseason, and one wonders if the hip — and an attendant inability to turn quickly — was the cause. A-Rod his .272/.353/.430 in 2012, though he was less effective after returning from the disabled list than he was prior.