A-Rod finishes 2-day rehab stint in Charleston hitless

Alex Rodriguez grounded out twice against the Rome Braves in an 8-5 loss on Wednesday.

New York Yankees great Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-2 and turned a double-play on Wednesday night in the second game of his rehabilitation assignment for the Class-A Charleston Riverdogs. A-Rod went hitless in four plate appearances over the first two days of his rehab, playing third base for the minor league team.

The Rome Braves Beat Charleston 8-5 in ten innings on Wednesday, before a crowd of 7,667.

A-Rod, a three-time American League MVP who turns 38 in just 23 days, says he will play in Lakeland, Florida on Friday.

In his final news conference in Charleston, A-Rod joked with the media about going hitless in a Riverdogs uniform, "I don't mind if I save all my hits for New York."

USA Today quoted A-Rod as saying that he will likely return to the Yankees on July 22 against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas.