With today's announcement of Alex Rodriguez's surgery, the Kansas City Star decided to start a rumor about the Yankees inquiring into the availability of the Royals' Mark Teahen. The paper didn't cite any sources, and the rumor was quickly dismissed by Yankees GM Brian Cashman. Teahen came up as a third baseman, and has experience at both corner positions and the outfield.
Bernie Williams thinks having some time off will be a blessing in disguise for A-Rod.
The Star Ledger's Mark Carig has a piece on the joint quest of Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy to forget the 2008 season and start anew.
The Post's Joel Sherman says the Yankees can survive and thrive without A-Rod.
The Yankees continue to try to sell their premium seats.
Former Yankees Graeme Lloyd and Pat Kelly are coaches on the Australian team in the World Baseball Classic.