A-Rod records first extra-base hit during rehab game
Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with a walk as the designated hitter against Bradenton. Coming back from hip surgery in January, he is scheduled to join Double-A Trenton for Monday's Eastern League game at Reading in Pennsylvania.
A-Rod is 3 for 21 (.143) with three RBIs and six strikeouts during his injury rehabilitation assignment. He drove in a run during the fifth with a double to the base of the center-field fence at Steinbrenner Field.
Rodriguez was credited with a second RBI on an unusual fielder's choice. Right fielder Willy Garcia dropped A-Rod's fly ball with two on, then threw to second for a forceout as the other runner scored from second base.
Rodriguez drew a first-inning walk and struck out on a foul tip that ended the third.
A-Rod has played eight games for Tampa and Charleston, both Class A clubs. His rehab assignment can extend through July 21.