A-Rod Ready to Get Back on Field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez is to resume baseball activities Monday, more than a month following hip surgery on Match

The third baseman has been working out in Vail, Colo., since the operation. The Yankees start a three-game series Monday at the AL
champion Tampa Bay Rays, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the
three-time AL MVP will resume swinging a bat after he reports to the team's minor league complex.

Girardi said Friday that Rodriguez has been swinging a broom for the past few weeks and slowly increasing his workload. Girardi doesn't expect Rodriguez to return to the Yankees before mid-May.