A-Rod looking to come back on May 19

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Alex Rodriguez and his bum hamstring are hoping to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on May 19, A-Rod said last night.

“That’s the hope,” Rodriguez said. “I’ll have a much better answer over the next 48 hours to see how I recover from these two days, but so far, so good.”

A-Rod has started hitting off a tee and taking soft toss and hopes to work out on the field in the next few days. He said the pain in his right hamstring is gone and now it’s a matter of starting and stopping running and little bursts like that.

On the year he’s hitting only .194/.274/.444, but he had homered in three of his last five games before hitting the disabled list.