Alex Rodriguez is pleased with his recovery from arthroscopic hip surgery.

“He left me a message,” New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. “He sounded good. Said: ‘I’m doing well.’ Good to hear from him.”

Considering the fact A-Rod got on a stationary bike the same day he had his surgery, he’s taking his rehab seriously and hopes to be back in the lineup by May 1. That same weekend the Yankees host the Los Angeles Angels. I’ll be in town on May 2 to watch the game (and participate in the 5 Boro NYC Bike Ride the next day).