Trenton, NJ-- After hitting a home run in his rehab start for AA Trenton, Alex Rodriguez said he wants to return to the Yankees' lineup on Monday.
He told reporters there is a "tentative" plan in place for that to happen.
But Major League Baseball still plans on announcing suspensions in the Biogenesis case, by Monday at the latest. And Rodriguez could draw the longest suspension, anywhere from a year to a lifetime ban.
After the game, Rodriguez said he will continue to fight any ruling from baseball, and any effort by the Yankees to circumvent his contract.
"I think we all agree we want to get rid of PED's, that's a must," Rodriguez said. "All the players feel that way... But when all this stuff is going on in the background, and people are finding creative ways of cancelling your contract, that's concerning for me... That's concerning for present players... And it's concerning for future players as well... There is a process... I've excited about the way I feel tonight, and I'm going to keep fighting."
Rodriguez will play for AA Trenton on Saturday, then go through a light workout Sunday, before rejoining the Yankees in Chicago.