AL East notes: Alex Rodriguez, John Lackey, Casper Wells

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Here's the latest from around the AL East.

A-Rod resumes running

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been cleared to resume running likely on a treadmill. Manager Joe Girardi passed on word to reporters that the veteran is "pretty fired up" to be back in action, even if it's at less than full capacity.

Rodriguez has been recovering from a hip injury and rehabbing since undergoing surgery in January. He's now able to run lightly on a treadmill without experiencing pain or discomfort in his hip. The Yankees are hoping to have Rodriguez back around the All-Star break.

Lackey begins throwing program

More recovery news, as Boston Red Sox right-handed starting pitcher has been cleared to begin a throwing program. The veteran is slated to resume throwing tomorrow. Lackey suffered his injury -- what's been termed as a biceps strain -- during his first start of the regular season.

Jays DFA Wells

The Toronto Blue Jays designated outfielder Casper Wells for assignment today to make room on the roster for right-hander Ramon Ortiz. Toronto had claimed Wells off waivers from the Seattle Mariners last week after he was designated by the M's at the end of spring training.

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