Arod Out With Hip Flexor

NEW YORK (AP) – Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is out of the

lineup after an MRI revealed tendinitis in his hip flexor.

Rodriguez had right hip surgery last year but manager Joe

Girardi says the third baseman's latest ailment is in a different

area. He says the diagnosis is good news.

Rodriguez had trouble moving to his left on Adam Jones' RBI

single in the first inning Thursday night and Ramiro Pena hit for

him in the second.

Rodriguez's early departure came four days after he left a game

against Toronto with groin tightness.

Pena was at third and batting eighth against the Houston Astros

on Friday night. Girardi says A-Rod might be available to pinch

hit, but he was hoping to leave him on the bench.


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