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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez points towards a fan before the start of a AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez rehabs quad in Trenton

Alex Rodriguez began a rehab assignment Friday night in Trenton as he tries to come back from a Grade 1 quad strain.

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez signs
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez signs autographs before a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Bianca Damanio 13, of East Chester, N.Y. holds
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Bianca Damanio 13, of East Chester, N.Y. holds a sign waiting for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez to take the field before the start of a minor league baseball rehab start with the Trenton Thunder. (Aug. 3, 2013)

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez rears
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez rears back to take a swing during the first inning of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez trots to first base after
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez trots to first base after drawing a walk during the first inning of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez warms up in the on
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez warms up in the on deck circle during the first inning of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez defends his position
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez defends his position during the first inning of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez stands on first base after drawing
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Alex Rodriguez stands on first base after drawing a walk during the first inning of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez warms up before
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez warms up before the start of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez throws to second
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez throws to second base to start a double during the first inning of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 3, 2013)

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez signs
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez signs autographs before a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez warms up for
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez warms up for a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gestures to the fans as
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gestures to the fans as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez points towards a fan before
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez points towards a fan before the start of a AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez autographs a baseball for a
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez autographs a baseball for a fan before the start of a AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez runs the bases after hitting
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez runs the bases after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits a solo home run
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits a solo home run in the third inning of a AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez warms up before
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez warms up before the start of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez clowns around in
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez clowns around in the infield during batting practice before a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez runs the bases
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez runs the bases after leaving the batting cage during batting practice before the start of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez watches a hit
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez watches a hit during batting practice before the start of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez waits in the
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez waits in the infield during batting practice before the start of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez loosens up before
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez loosens up before the start of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez holds a ball
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez holds a ball during batting practice before the start of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez takes batting practice
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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez takes batting practice before the start of a Class AA baseball game with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

A video board announces that Alex Rodriguez of
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A video board announces that Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees will appear in a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

A Yankees fan shows off a ticket for
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A Yankees fan shows off a ticket for tonight's game where Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees will appear in a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees during batting practice
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees during batting practice before a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees during batting practice
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees during batting practice before a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees in a rehab
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees in a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees takes batting practice
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees takes batting practice before a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees during infield practice
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees during infield practice before a rehab game for the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Phillies. (Aug. 2, 2013)

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