Arod Sits Out Tonight’s Game Against The O’s

Alex Rodriguez out of Yankees' lineup

NEW YORK (AP) – Alex Rodriguez is out of the New York Yankees'

lineup, this time as a precaution after playing two straight games

since coming off the disabled list.

Manager Joe Girardi says he's just keeping his slugger fresh as

he recovers from a strained left calf. Girardi says he likely will

not let Rodriguez play an extended stretch of games for another


Rodriguez says he pleaded to play with Girardi and trainers to

play Tuesday night against Baltimore, but understands the decision.

He is 3 for 7 with a homer and three RBIs in his two games back.

Robinson Cano was in the cleanup spot in place of Rodriguez.


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