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A-Rod gets five simulated at-bats in Florida

A-Rod gets five simulated at-bats in Florida

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NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez took five simulated at-bats on Friday in Tampa, Fla., as he continues to make his way back from hip surgery.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Rodriguez had a base hit and walked twice.

"He's facing a pitcher and it's an at-bat," Girardi said. "He doesn't know what's coming, so it's an at-bat."

Girardi said he isn't sure when Rodriguez would be able to play in rehab games, but thinks he would need to run the bases "a little bit more" before taking that next step.

Still, rehab games might not be too far away.

"I'm not sure when he's scheduled to do that," Girardi said. "But obviously, if he's taking simulated at-bats, he's got to be fairly close."

Chris Iseman, Josh Vitale and David Wilson are associate reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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