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.

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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.


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