A-Rod's recovery progressing as planned

A-Rod's recovery progressing as planned

NEW YORK -- Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez remains on target with his recovery and could return to the team by mid-August, manager Joe Girardi said on Monday.

Rodriguez had surgery performed to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on July 11, and was expected at the time to miss four to six weeks. That timetable remains accurate, Girardi said.

"I've had some communication on what he does," Girardi said. "He sends me what he does every day. He's feeling pretty good. He's moving along. I can't tell you when we'll see him; I don't have that date. I think our doctors are discussing that. He's progressing fine and he's on schedule."

Rodriguez tweaked his knee on June 19 at Wrigley Field, and played through the injury until the surgery was performed, with the intent to get completely healthy in time for September and October.

The early stages of his rehabilitation have been performed in Miami, Fla., with a move to Tampa, Fla., expected in the near future.

"He's been in the pool, jogging in the pool, he's done some elliptical work -- those type of things," Girardi said. "So far everything has been on the up and up."