Alex Rodriguez’s return delayed with strained quad (UPDATE)

Alex Rodriguez has hit two homers during his 20-day rehab stint. Credit: Getty Images
Alex Rodriguez has hit two homers during his 20-day rehab stint.
Credit: Getty Images

UPDATE — Sunday, 9 p.m.

The results of Alex Rodriguez’s MRI came in Sunday night and the results were not good.

The Yankees diagnosed the third baseman with a Grade 1 strain in his left quad. Rodriguez will not join the team in Texas, instead heading back to Tampa for further rehab.

He will remain the disabled list and his return is now unknown.

“I am extremely disappointed with the results of the MRI and hoping to be back as soon as possible and continue with my goal of coming back and helping the Yankees win a championship,” Rodriguez said in a statement.

The injury is the same as the one suffered by Derek Jeter in his one game back from a lengthy DL stint.

————————————

Alex Rodriguez’s return to the Yankees will be delayed, but not by much if you listen to the third baseman.

Rodriguez was scratched from yesterday’s Triple-A lineup with tightness in his left quad and he returned to New York from Scranton for an MRI.

“I spoke to [general manager Brian] Cashman, [manager Joe] Girardi and the plan is pretty much as scheduled as 20 days ago with one exception: get an MRI, get on a flight to Texas, probably get a workout [Monday] and strap it on Tuesday,” Rodriguez told reporters before leaving Scranton.

He did rule out returning today as had been originally speculated. Rodriguez had been scheduled to play third base in Saturday’s game at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but was instead switched to designated hitter due to the quad injury. He was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Rodriguez is returning from hip surgery he underwent in January. He also is returning with the weight of the Biogenesis scandal hanging over his head. MLB will reportedly look to suspend Rodriguez for receiving performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis head Anthony Bosch. He spoke to MLB last week during his rehab.

It is unknown when MLB will announce any suspensions in the Biogenesis case. Though, if there are appeals, the suspensions may not come until next season.

His 20-day rehab window has expired, so he can no longer play in minor-league games.

The Yankees begin a four-game series in Arlington, Texas today.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Mayor announces public housing improvements

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem on Wednesday, calling for the scaffolding to come down at NYCHA complexes across…

National

Peter Theo Curtis: American released by Syrian militants…

An American writer freed this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria spoke briefly outside his family's Cambridge home Wednesday of…

Local

Bratton defends 'broken windows' work as NYPD support…

Sixty percent of those polled said they support the "broken windows" theory approach popularized by Commissioner Bratton since his first term in the 1990s.

Local

Transit changes for Labor Day weekend

The MTA is adding additional service Friday for New Yorkers getting out of the city for the long weekend. On Friday, Aug. 29, 27 additional…

Television

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

Season 11’s top four dancers gave their final performances before America’s Favorite Dancers are announced next week.

Going Out

Labor Day in NYC: Make the last weekend…

Soon, it’ll be time for wool accessories and knee-high boots. Even the Pumpkin Spice Latte has already arrived — but we still have one last…

Going Out

Things to do this week in NYC, Aug.…

MUSIC The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees…

Going Out

5 things to do this weekend in NYC

The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees expected. David Guetta,…

NFL

Mario Manningham on the bubble as Giants play…

Former Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham hopes his second go-around with Big Blue doesn’t end with Saturday’s final cut day.

NFL

Source: Stephen Hill 'faces a battle' to make…

A team source says Stephen Hill, who has battled injuries and poor performances during his first two years, is no lock to make the Jets’ final roster.

Sports

Serena Williams leaving legacy of talented American women…

It seems only a matter of when, not if, Serena Williams will win her 18th career grand slam championship.

College

When are 2014 college football playoffs? (Schedule, date,…

When and where are 2014 college football playoffs? A look at the schedule, date, TV, time for the semi-finals at championship game.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

4 healthy ingredient swaps to make your meals…

When it comes to eating well, everyone knows they could be doing better. But cooking in an apartment on a busy schedule is a recipe…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…

Sex

The 10 types of people you meet online

Does it ever seem like online dating profiles tend to get a little repetitive? It turns out you are not the only one to have…