It took Alex Rodriguez some 13-plus seasons to have the scheduling gods grant his first ever regular game season to be played in his hometown of Miami against the Marlins. How did Joe Girardi celebrate the homecoming? By giving A-Rod the first two games of the series off due to "fatigue." But is A-Rod exhausted from leftover effects of off-season hip surgery—or being linked to Hollywood starlets? The Post says that Rodriguez was able to get enough leverage out of his recovering hips to make a night of it with new romantic band-aid Kate Hudson in South Beach until 2:30 in the morning after spending Friday night's game on the bench. Despite sitting out, A-Rod had 100 tickets put aside for friends and family to watch the Yankees win without their slumping third baseman, who is hitless in his last 15 at-bats and hitting .212 for the season. The doctor who performed A-Rod's hip surgery said that he was happy to see him rest and wished the slugger had already sat more, instead of playing all of his first 38 games back, with only three as DH.