So Alex Rodriguez might miss half the season; he might miss no time at all. It’s the smart move to say he is going the route of rest and recovery because then the Yankees do not seem desperate for a temporary third baseman.
I have a suspicion, however, that if Cash is able to find a suitable replacement, A-Rod will go ahead and have surgery. And if A-Rod has to play? Well, even when not 100%, he’s still a pretty good player.
The Yankees could use some infield depth anyways, so if they can find a reasonable rental, that player would probably be good to have around even after A-Rod returns. The guys at RAB suggested a Bobby Crosby type, which would make sense; that type of a player could shift to the utility infielder role come July.