Yanks' Alex Rodriguez cleared to face live pitching
Rodriguez ran the bases at 75 percent effort over the weekend and will likely be activated from the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break if everything goes smoothly in his continued rehab. Rodriguez was placed on the 60-day disabled list to start the season and has not played this season.
Rodriguez still faces the possibility of being suspended by Major League Baseball because of alleged connections with a South Florida clinic that Major League Baseball is investigating because of a possible distribution of performance-enhancing drugs to as many as 20 MLB players. SI WIRE: Mark Teixeira has wrist inflammation, could land on DL