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Alex Rodriguez scratched from Sunday's lineup

May 2, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

According to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, third baseman Alex Rodriguez is not in Sunday’s lineup due to pain behind the right knee.

Yup, he’s getting old.  The 34-year-old superstar was lifted from Saturday’s game in the ninth inning for the same reason.  It doesn’t sound all that serious and he could return to the lineup Monday.  Rodriguez is in a bit of a rut at the plate, batting just .258 this year with a 778 OPS and 15 RBI through 84 at-bats.  Ramiro Pena started at third base on Sunday against the White Sox.

Before today, A-Rod had started all of the Yankees’ 22 games.  He’s a little over a year removed from hip surgery that limited him to 124 starts last year.  The guy hasn’t played more than 140 games since 2007.

  1. YankeesfanLen - May 2, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Doesn’t seem to have hurt anything so far. What happened to his day off once a week, anyway?

  2. k-hud dramas all over again - May 2, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    poor dude, he use to get days off last yr maybe he needs 2 days off, one for basebase fatigue the other to tend to expectant mum kate hudson. way too much stress so early in the season.

  3. Nasty Tate - May 2, 2010 at 11:40 PM


  4. BC - May 3, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    You’re right. That’s it. I say cut him.

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