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... but it'll be a 'less invasive' surgery than initially reported. The surgery will occur tomorrow and take six to nine weeks to rehab from - the doctors believe A-Rod will be able to play the rest of the season after that, then essentially finish the surgery next offseason.

Dr. Mark Philippon (who's fast become a household name in the Yankee blogosphere) said he's "85-90 percent certain A-Rod won’t have a setback this season."

This third option came out of the blue, but it sure sounds like the best plan. The six-to-nine-week rehab means a return no earlier than April 20, and (hopefully) no later than May 11.