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Rodriguez to join RailRiders on Thursday

Third baseman's rehabilitation will step up to Triple-A this week
07/17/2013 12:40 PM ET
By Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Media Relations

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will be joining the RailRiders on Thursday.(AP)
Moosic, Pa. -- There was plenty of fun and excitement planned at PNC Field for the upcoming eight-game homestand beginning on Thursday, July 16, but things just got even more exciting for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees). Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has announced he will be joining the RailRiders on Thursday to continue his rehab assignment in SWB's 7:05 p.m. matchup with the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds).

Rodriguez has slammed 647 career home runs in his 19-year Major League career, which is the most among all active players, and fifth all-time. He also has amassed 2,901 career hits, 1,950 runs batted in, and 512 doubles. The three-time Most Valuable Player has also posted a career .300 batting average. Rodriguez has been selected to 14 All-Star games during his career with the Yankees, Texas Rangers, and Seattle Mariners.

The game will be broadcast live locally on My Network TV with John Sadak handling the play-by-play with Bob Ide of FOX56, who will serve as the TV game's color commentator. Andrew Kappes will have the radio call on NEPA Sports Radio - The GAME, NEPA's largest sports radio network: 100.7 FM, 1340 WYCK-AM, 1400 WICK-AM, 1440 WCDL-AM and 106.7 FM.

With no upper deck at PNC Field anymore, every seat in the ballpark provides the supreme views and intimacy that make minor league baseball so special at incredibly affordable prices. For more information, please visit the team's official website, www.swbrailriders.com, call 570-969-BALL (2255) or come on out to the PNC Field box office which is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday on non-game days.

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