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.

Brian Dozier’s shot to center got stuck in the wall at Target Field

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You don’t see this every day …

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a blast to dead-center field in the first inning of Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Tigers and it neither cleared the fence, nor banged off the fence, nor dropped in front of it.

Instead, the ball found a comfortable home inside the wall …

This isn’t the first wall-sticker for Dozier. He put a ball in the bullpen fence in Washington during an exhibition game against the Nationals back in 2016.