A-Rod to have hip surgery, miss 6-9 weeks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez will have arthroscopic hip surgery on Monday and is expected to miss six to nine weeks.

Rodriguez has a torn labrum and a cyst in his right hip. The cyst was drained last Wednesday, and the Yankees slugger had additional tests Friday to test the hip's strength and flexibility.

The diagnosis by Dr. Marc Philippon, in Vail, Colo., was yet another jolt to Rodriguez during a tumultuous one-month span in which the 3-time AL MVP admitted using steroids from 2001-03 while with Texas.

Although Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he was pretty confident surgery will eventually be needed, the Yankees had hoped A-Rod would play with the injury this season.

Rodriguez is in the second season of a record $275 million, 10-year contract.

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