TRENTON - Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is in the Garden State, playing with the Trenton Thunder against the Reading Fightin Phils for two nights at Arm and Hammer Park.

"A-Rod," as he is known to fans around the world, faces a possible lifetime ban from baseball for alleged steroid use.

His appearance with the minor league team is part of a injury rehab assignment. Rodriguez will play with the team for two games.

Rodriguez hit a two-run homer during the game Friday. The Thunder won 6-2.

The MLB is expected to announce the terms of Rodriguez's potential suspension by Monday.