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Weekend exam showed cyst in hip

Updated: March 4, 2009, 10:38 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez has a new problem.

Hours after Rodriguez played Tuesday for the Dominican Republic in a tuneup for the World Baseball Classic, the New York Yankees announced he would get his ailing hip checked by a specialist.

An exam Saturday revealed a cyst in Rodriguez's right hip. The 33-year-old slugger is scheduled to visit Dr. Marc Phillipon on Wednesday in Vail, Colo.

"Alex has proven his durability throughout his career, and we will take every precaution and ...

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