Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and his legal team are preparing a malpractice suit against team doctor Chris Ahmad reports Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. They are still putting together their case and nothing has been filed as of yet.

Rodriguez's camp believes they have evidence showing his hip injury was misdiagnosed last fall. His right hip which was surgically repaired in 2009 was examined after he complained about discomfort. A-Rod was eventually diagnosed with a labrum tear a cyst and an impingement in his left hip later in the offseason. He had surgery in January and missed the first four months of the season.

According to records provided by A-Rod's team to ESPN New York the radiologist working with Ahmad on Rodriguez's MRI on Oct. 11 reported: "Stable postoperative appearance of the right hip with no evidence of labral re-tear stable degenerative change and only minimal gluteus medius insertional tendinosis. Partial evaluation of left hip revealing superior labral tear with small parabal cyst."

That record is a description of the radiologist report and does not include any interpretation or clinical documentation from Ahmad. The notes were sent to Dr. Marc Philippon who performed A-Rod's original right hip surgery. Philippon performed another MRI in late October that showed the damage to Rodriguez's left hip.

The Yankees released this statement in response to a potential malpractice suit:

"We relied upon Dr. Christopher Ahmad and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital for medical diagnosis opinions and treatment. The Yankees neither had any complaints from Alex Rodriguez pertaining to his left hip during the 2012 regular season and the Yankees postseason nor did the Yankees receive any diagnosis pertaining to his left hip during that same period of time. Given the various allegations that have been made by Alex Rodriguez and his counsel if you have any medical questions they should be directed to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Dr. Christopher Ahmad."