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UPDATE: X-rays negative on A-Rod, Joe Buck takes responsibility

Aug 7, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT

UPDATE: For those not watching FOX’s telecast of the Red Sox-Yankees game, A-Rod was hit by the line drive during BP after being “distracted” by Joe Buck. Can’t make this stuff up.

The good news, at least for Yankees fans, is that the X-rays came back negative and Rodriguez is listed as day-to-day.

2:41 PM: Alex Rodriguez was diagnosed with a lower left leg contusion, according to Ben Shpigel of the New York Times. He’ll receive X-rays. Ramiro Pena will start in his place at third base this afternoon.

1:49 PM: Uh-oh. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Alex Rodriguez just limped off the field after being struck in the left leg by a line drive during batting practice.

According to several beat writers on the scene, it appears that Rodriguez was hit in the shin by a ball off the bat of Lance Berkman. What can you say, the guy continues to make plenty of new friends in New York.

Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports that A-Rod was “writhing in pain” and was down on the ground for several minutes.

We’ll soon find out if it was anything serious.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 7, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Are we sure that Berkman isn’t just going postal from culture shock?

  2. Proudly Canadian - Aug 7, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Forget the Yankees. A new star has emerged in the AL East. Blue Jay call up J. P. Arencibia his a home run on the first pitch that he faced in the majors. He hit a double in his next at bat. The kid has shown a lot of power at Triple A.

  3. Proudly Canadian - Aug 7, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    I am still waiting for the J. P. Arencibia thread. He was trying for the cycle in the 6th inning, but had to settle for his second homer instead. He should get another chance to complete the cycle.

  4. D.J. Short - Aug 7, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    I’ve been watching. We’ll see how this thing finishes up. A lot to talk about with this one.

  5. JBerardi - Aug 7, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Well, they don’t have regular BP in the unsettled badlands that Berkman originates from. They practice by chasing a hog with a knife. So, you have to expect this kind of thing is going to happen.

  6. Old Gator - Aug 7, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    You do realize, of course, that if A-Roid played for the Beanbags, his leg would have been broken? And why was he playing with his shields down in the first place?
    .
    Contusion. Madonna’s not going to like this at all. She doesn’t do ugly.

  7. Buccofan - Aug 7, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    No, but obviously A-Roid does. Boldly going where so many have gone before…
    As I understand it, Buck asked A-Roid for an interview (because the world breathlessly awaits his 1493rd answer to, “How does it feel to have finally hit #600?”), and A-Roid asked if his good side was on camera. While they debated which side of his face is prettier, Berkman hit the ball. Therefore, it’s obviously Berkman’s fault.

  8. Kiwicricket - Aug 7, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    All I have is MLB-tv to keep me up to date with the action from various parts…..
    I can’t physically watch/listen to a computer screen with these guys talking somewhere behind it. Fox sports is the single worst sports broadcast I have encountered in half a dozen sports around the globe. It really does pain me to have to listen to them. Listening to those two literally lowers brain cell activity. NASCAR like infact.

  9. cusoman - Aug 7, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Joey Buck must have had his nose a little too far in the brown. It’s obvious when you listen to him commentate Yankees games that has has a man crush on anyone who wears Empire pinstripes.

  10. Joboo - Aug 7, 2010 at 9:39 PM

    Joe Buck has a man crush on whoever has the highest bid. He’s admitted he barely follows baseball. And does anyone believe for one second that Joe Buck opens his fridge after a long hard day flexing the golden pipes and arching the golden hair plugs, and reaches for… a freakin’ Budweiser?
    .
    The King Of BS.

  11. CRM - Aug 7, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    It’s obvious when you listen to him commentate Yankees games that has has a man crush on anyone who wears Empire pinstripes.
    Dude, you must be joking. Buck doesn’t like any team except for the Cardinals. Frankly, he is biased against the Yankees, not for them.
    While we’re on the subject of announcers, Tim McCarver should be put out to pasture.

  12. Adenzeno - Aug 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    The best thing Joe Buck has ever done.

  13. Mrsteve - Aug 8, 2010 at 1:36 AM

    what a wuss

  14. TONYC42 - Aug 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    WHAT ABOUT THE DUO OF MORGAN AND MILLER MORGAN IN LOVE WITH HIMSELF AND MILLE IN LOVE WITH MORGAN.

  15. TONYC42 - Aug 9, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    WHAT ABOUT THE DUO OF MORGAN AND MILLER MORGAN IN LOVE WITH HIMSELF AND MILLE IN LOVE WITH MORGAN.

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