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Alex Rodriguez scratched from lineup with flu-like symptoms

Aug 31, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Alex Rodriguez was scratched from today’s lineup against the Orioles due to flu-like symptoms. In his absence, Mark Reynolds will slot in at third base while Lyle Overbay will play first base.

Rodriguez is hitting .333 (7-for-21) with two home runs and four RBI during his current six-game hitting streak, so he’ll be missed as the Yankees attempt to jump the Orioles in the AL Wild Card race. However, there’s a good chance he’ll be ready to go in the next day or so.

Rodriguez is batting .280/.359/.451 with four home runs, 10 RBI, and an .810 OPS in 92 plate appearances since joining the Yankees last month.

  1. mrpinkca - Aug 31, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    How long until the story about how sum-of-all-evil A-Rod went out of his way to sneeze on Brian Cashman’s kids comes out? I can practically see the NY Post’s headline now “BIOLOGICAL WARFARE IN THE BRONX”

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 31, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      Cashman told him to STFU and he failed to do so in front of Cashman’s kids. Proof positive that A-Rod is mean and evil trough and through.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 31, 2013 at 8:06 PM

        hey PC how is last place treating you?? Id get used to it if I were you cause its gonna get a lot worse before it gets better brother!! How’s the new Buffalo BOB screen name treating ya? hahhahaa you fool nobody tool

  2. agc99 - Aug 31, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    More like PED withdraw.

  3. cackalackyank - Aug 31, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Regardless of the reason, if he is so determined to contribute, and help his team win then he should at least try and play through it. Every game is a Wild Card elimination game for the NYY, his a** belongs playing unless he is on life support. He may end up having the rest of his career to sit out and have the “flu”. Just sayin…

  4. dondada10 - Aug 31, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Flu like symptoms = hangover.

    • southofheaven81 - Aug 31, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      Well shit, I’d better give my 9 month-old a stern talking-to.

  5. deathmonkey41 - Sep 1, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Leave A-Rod’s stomach ailments alone!!!

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