BRONX, N.Y. -- When the Yankees start the 2013 season it will not be Alex Rodriguez at the hot corner.
Rodriguez will have to have hip surgery similar to the one had had back in 2009. A-Rod has a torn labrum, bone impingement and a cyst that needs to be addressed. Doctors believe this would be an issue for him later in the season if they don't act soon.
He will have the surgery after completing a 4-6 week pre-op regimen. Following that, recovery time will be 4-6 months, keeping him out for the start of the season.