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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Its no hits and no worries so far for Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. The three-time AL MVP grounded out twice and turned a double play Wednesday night in the second game of his minor league rehab stint with Class-A Charleston. Rodriguez, who is recovering from left hip surgery in January, also went hitless in his first game with the RiverDogs. But the third baseman, who turns 38 on July 27, isnt panicking about his slow start -- yet. "I dont mind if I save all my hits for New York," he said with a grin. Rodriguez plans to work out at Riley Park on Thursday before leaving for the Yankees spring training complex in Florida. Hell play for the Yankees minor league team in Tampa on Friday. He said Tuesday he likely would need each of the 20 allowed rehab games to get back in shape. It sure looked that way in his two nights in Charleston. In his first game since a miserable October, he hit into a double play and struck out in two at-bats. Then he struggled against 19-year-old right-hander Mauricio Cabrera of Rome, an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Rodriguez swung at the first pitch he saw from Cabrera and grounded out to first. He found out when he got back to the dugout that Cabreras pitch was clocked at 101 mph. "I couldnt believe it," he said. "Its not very often you see 101." He came up again in the third and bounced to second, leaving him 0 for 4 in two games at Charleston. He did start an inning-ending double play in the top half of the third. "It wasnt too bad," Rodriguez said. "Thats the first time in eight months Ive gone out there back to back." Rodriguezs stay in Charleston was a success for the RiverDogs, who welcomed a crowd of 7,667 on Wednesday night after an announced attendance of 8,255 on Tuesday night. Rodriguez signed autographs for the RiverDogs after he left Wednesdays game, and then spent about 20 minutes signing for fans in the right-field stands. He had a playful exchange with 12-year-old Charlie Stephens in Charlestons clubhouse, trading an autographed hat for the boys Astros cap before giving that to him as well. "Hows that for a deal?" he said. Rodriguez also posed for pictures with musician Darius Rucker. "I love this place," Rodriguez said. Theres a chance Rodriguez might return to Charleston on his rehab tour, but hes unsure of his schedule past the next few days. Joining Rodriguez on the RiverDogs was Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez, who played six innings in his second game back from a strained oblique. He followed up on a 2-for-3 performance Tuesday by going 0 for 2 with a walk. Nunez was unsure of his rehab schedule. Intermittent rain kept the tarp on the field for much of the day and prevented both clubs from taking batting practice or getting infield work. RiverDogs manager Al Pedrique said Rodriguez met with the Charleston players earlier Wednesday to discuss baseball life and answer any questions from the young players. "Its great for the kids, they really had a blast," Pedrique said. "Its too bad he came out so early in the third inning." That was by design. Rodriguez said after Tuesdays game he wanted to see how his body handled his first game action in nine months. Pat Roessler, the director of player development for the Yankees, told Pedrique that Rodriguez felt fine Wednesday morning and was ready to go. Rodriguez said hes putting in the hard work to come back because he has "a responsibility to baseball." "Thats the way Im wired," he continued. "I obviously love the competition, I love the game. I know there are going to be a tremendous amount of naysayers out there and I look forward to going out there, playing well and contributing." 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Rebel Danes barrier trial win ahead of his Hong Kong mission has given his relieved trainer confidence he is ready to perform on the international stage.Gary Portelli admits he was nervous before Tuesdays 1000m-trial at Rosehill which Rebel Dane won narrowly but decisively after overhauling the speedy Thats A Good Idea in the straight.After his win in the Group One Manikato Stakes, Rebel Dane was invited to run in the International Sprint at Sha Tin on December 11, an opportunity his connections were thrilled to accept.I was a bit nervous before the trial, Portelli said.There was a lot riding on it and the last thing I wanted was for him to trial poorly.But now I know he is where he should be and we can go over there knowing he has held his form and Im sure he will race well.Portellis only concern is making sure Rebel Dane is at his fighting weight for the race.He was at 495 kilos yesterday so between now and when he leaves on the fourth of December, I just want to get him close to 500, he said.His normal racing weight is 493 and we want to have that buffer because horses usually lose weight when they travel.A seven-year-old entire, Rebel DDane has maintained his form this spring with Portelli changing his training regime to include trips to the beach for a swim and going over a few small jumps.ddddddddddddThe trainer said there had also been renewed interest from a couple of studs for Rebel Dane whose other Group One win was in the 2013 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.His Manikato Stakes winning jockey Ben Melham made the trip from Melbourne to ride Rebel Dane in the trial and also partnered his two-year-old stablemate, She Will Reign, in her first official outing in a 900m-heat.Despite Portellis hopes the filly would relax in the run, She Will Reign did what she does in trackwork and ran the field off its legs to win by more than five lengths.Its ridiculous how fast she can run, he said.Shes just a very fast horse and the aim is to start her in the Inglis Nursery.The $500,000 sales-related race over 1000 metres at Randwick on December 17 was won last year by Extreme Choice, subsequent winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes and the weight-for-age Moir Stakes. 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