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article imageYankees GM says A-Rod 'should just shut the f--up' over tweet

By Layne Weiss     Jun 26, 2013 in Sports
New York - Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez shared an unapproved update on his hip injury, angering the team's general manager Brian Cashman.
A-Rod tweeted Tuesday that he was cleared by his hip surgeon to play in rehabilitation games, The Associated Press reports.
Brian Cashman said that announcement should have been left for the Yankees to make and that Alex "should just shut the f--up!"
Cashman also said Monday that Alex had not been cleared to play in rehabilitation games so Alex's tweet Tuesday was undermining and undoubtedly hugely frustrating for Cashman. On Monday, Cashman said Alex was getting closer to being able to play, but a definitive date had not been set.
Alex had left hip surgery back in January. He has been working out with the Yankees since May at their complex in Tampa.
On Tuesday, before Alex's tweet, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Alex had not yet been cleared, The Associated Press reports. He did, however, note that Alex was making progress.
Girardi explained that there's a chain of command with injuries. He doesn't get first say on when A-Rod gets to return. First, the training staff and doctors must give the okay, then the general manager, then the manager.
Rodriguez is expected to return around the All-Star break, USA Today reports. This is around the time he will turn 38 years old.
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