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Doctor: A-Rod gets closer to return

Updated: April 29, 2009, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez could rejoin the Yankees within 10 days, according to the doctor who operated on his hip on March 9.

Dr. Marc Philippon watched the three-time AL MVP's on-field workout Wednesday at the Yankees minor league complex and said Rodriguez could return to the majors ahead of his May 15 target date.

"He's looking good. Looking awesome," Philippon said.

Rodriguez hit in a simulated game for the second consecutive day, facing minor leaguer pitchers Christian ...

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