Alex Rodriguez' brother Joe, via ESPNDeportes.com reporter Enrique Rojas, via Big League Stew's Duk's Twitter feed is reporting that Alex will have surgery to remove a cyst on his hip. He'll miss ten weeks recovering and won't see action again until May.
"It's a big blow for the whole family. Alex is destroyed," Joe Rodriguez told ESPNdeportes.com. "We were all very excited to see him play with the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
"But the most important thing is to have a successful surgery so that Alex may continue his career."
Obviously, America is devastated to hear that our most beloved athlete, nay, our most beloved celebrity will be out of commission for such an extended time. The entire Dominican Republic will be miserable knowing their national hero won't be able to compete in the WBC. And worst of all, the friendly New York media will be stuck thinking up clever back page headlines with Alex recovering in private for such a long time.