After suffering a meniscus tear Thursday night, Alex Rodriguez opted out of the 2011 All-Star Game and spent a couple days deciding whether or not to undergo knee surgery. Sunday, the New York Yankees confirmed to ESPN that their star third baseman will indeed go under the knife at the hand of the University of Miami's Dr. Lee Kaplan.
A-Rod is expected to miss somewhere between four and six weeks of playing time. Yankees manager Joe Girardi spoke to ESPN about losing the All-Star:
There's no doubt we're going to miss him, but we need to find a way. As I've said several times already this year, some people are going to have to step up. Up to this point, this team has. We certainly look forward to getting a healthy Alex back into our lineup, because we know what he adds to this team.