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A-Rod to have arthroscopic hip surgery

Updated: March 9, 2009, 1:10 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez's spring training saga took another surprising turn: He's headed for hip surgery Monday that will sideline him for six to nine weeks -- and that's not all.

The New York Yankees slugger will need a second operation after the season, assuming he can play all the way through. Dr. Marc Philippon, who will perform the operation in Colorado, said he's confident Rodriguez will be able to do that after he recovers from surgery.

"Well, it's better than him missing ...

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