A-Rod takes BP, is practicing caution

A-Rod takes BP, is practicing caution

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez's batting practice on Wednesday went well, although there is still no set schedule for his return.

"I'm taking a very precautionary approach," Rodriguez said. "We want to make sure we're as close to 100 percent as possible."

Rodriguez also did eight 40-yard dashes on Wednesday, repeating a workout he performed on Monday. He said he ran at about 50 to 60 percent and felt better on Wednesday than he did earlier in the week.

The third baseman isn't sure what the next step in his recovery from a strained left calf is. He said much of it depends on how he feels on Thursday. He has been out since Aug. 21 and is eligible to come off the disabled list on Sunday.

"I just have to make sure I keep healing. I don't want to get overconfident and try to push when I don't have to," Rodriguez said. "This is the most important stretch of our season coming up over the next two months, and if it takes a day or two, whatever it takes."