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Alex Rodriguez leaves game with lower back and oblique stiffness

Apr 16, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT


UPDATE: According to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News, Rodriguez felt the tightness before today’s game and it only got worse as the game moved along.

Rodriguez remains hopeful to play tomorrow night, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he won’t play if he’s still feeling tightness.

3:24 PM: According to Ben Shipgel of the New York Times, Alex Rodriguez left today’s game against the Rangers after six innings with lower back and oblique stiffness.

Oblique injuries are nothing new with the Bombers lately — heck, it seems like every team has had them — but Shpigel reports that no further tests are planned. It’s a pretty chilly day in the Bronx, so the Yankees will probably see how he feels tomorrow before making a decision on his status.

Rodriguez went 0-for-2 with a walk before being replaced by Eric Chavez at third base. The 35-year-old third baseman is batting .385/.500/.821 with four homers, five doubles, nine RBI and a 1.321 OPS over his first 50 plate appearances this season.

  1. purdueman - Apr 16, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    What a puss!!!

    • banksatdixie - Apr 16, 2011 at 9:01 PM

      White Sox lost, troll another post.

  2. itsacurse - Apr 16, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    How far out of proportion will this get blown before people consider it was 47 and rainy in New York today and it was probably just precautionary. Most dudes over 30 in the area probably had a stiff back on a day like today.

  3. henryd3rd - Apr 17, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    The Yankees / YES broadcaster Michael Kaye was the one that kept the drum beating on this topic. Had he just made his comment that it was for precautionary purposes it never would have gotten to this point. Kaye likes to think of himself as a news maker not just a radio broadcaster. One should listen to his talk show and you’ll understand. he like Mike Francesa of WFAN have such over blown opinions of themselves especially when it comes to the Yankees.

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