Posted July 21, 2013

Alex Rodriguez has Grade 1 quad strain, will not join Yankees in Texas

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(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez left his rehab game on Friday with tightness in his left quad. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

[Update: 7:41 p.m.] Alex Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 quad strain and will not be ready to join the Yankees during their four-game series in Texas from Monday to Thursday, the team announced.

He will return to Tampa for treatment instead.

[Original: 3:22 p.m.] A Tuesday return for Alex Rodriguez now appears unlikely.

Rodriguez will miss what was expected to be his final rehab game on Sunday with tightness in his quad, and will instead travel to New York for an MRI.

He was hoping to fly to Texas — where the Yankees will play the Rangers beginning on Monday — to work out for the Yankees on Monday and then be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, but the injury “muddles the picture,” according to The New York Post‘s Joel Sherman.

From the report:

So what A-Rod wants and what will occur could be different. In addition, the Yanks have to approve any plan and it is clear that the team and Rodriguez have not been in sync often during his rehab, and that their relationship is not filled with a ton of trust.

There remains an undercurrent that Rodriguez’s plan has been to rehab, but never play as part of a bigger scheme to protect as much of his future salary as possible in case he is suspended for ties to the Biogenesis case. But it was believed that was tied to him proving to insurance companies that he simply could not perform due to two major hip surgeries, not a quad problem.

Rodriguez suffered on the injury on Friday while running to stretch a single into a double. He arrived at PNC Field, the Yankees’ Triple-A home, at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday to receive treatment.

The soon-to-be 38-year-old is hitting .200 with two home runs in 13 rehab games.


21 comments
GumpsterWorsley
GumpsterWorsley

A-Rod's bod is breaking down, breaking down, breaking down.

A-Rod's bod is breaking down, my Fair Yankee.

He'll be back to get his dough, get his dough, get his dough.

He'll be back to get his dough, Mister Pinstripe.

Now his name is in the mud, in the mud, in the mud.

Now his name is in the mud, so long A-Rod.

6marK6
6marK6

Is there a steroid he can take for his quad strain?

iHailPhilly
iHailPhilly

Hey ARoid, your drug buddy Braun got caught and your dealer Bosch gave you up.  

19dogfather51
19dogfather51

Great pic!  What better team to play-for when you suffer a fictitious injury than the Dogs?  He be doggin' it, for sure.  Sit, ARoid!  Now, stay!  Play deader than the Yankees' chances.   

BubbaJoBubba
BubbaJoBubba

This is just smoke and mirrors to keep Aroid off the field while the investigation progresses.  Hopefully this PED using piece of crap will never put the pinstripes or any MLB uniform on ever again.  

Voiceover310
Voiceover310 like.author.displayName 1 Like

So now it is looking like we will have to wait till next year to see A-rod strike out with the bases loaded. 

crescentparkfe
crescentparkfe

@Voiceover310 A-roid wants to collect that insurance pay from the Yankees and retire before MLB goes and suspends him. He knows if he comes back and gets injured again long enough until MLB suspends him he is screwed. A-rod is not that stupid to risk losing any money paid due to him from the Yankees.

crescentparkfe
crescentparkfe

Best thing that cold happen for the Yankees. I suppose if you do that many self-injections your bound to damage the muscle. I just hope he can't weasel out and retire due to injury and therefore be paid his salary via insurance.

nola70118
nola70118

He forgot about conditioning...

howdythurr
howdythurr

Remember that time he kissed himself in the mirror? AHAHAHAHA!

Il
Il

I miss ESPN's comments. Went there, 15 comments. Came here, no comments at all. In the old days, you would have some brilliant vitriol as soon as you mentioned "A-rod." Now, it's just me, feeding the crickets.

doghockey
doghockey

@Il If you want some good yelling and screaming, go on over to CBS.   Those bottom feeders almost seem to get their tantrums posted before the articles are up.

Il
Il

@doghockey @Il Nobody is talking about yelling and screaming, you missed the point. What I miss is brilliant humour and witty comments that used to be present on ESPN's comments boards. True, there were a lot of trolls, but there were also a lot of people who provided endless entertainment to people like me.

doghockey
doghockey

@Il No offense meant.   Just referring to your search for some vitriol.  The folks on the CBS forums have it in spades.   They would turn a cure for all disease into something to fight over.  As for wittiness and sensible dialogue?  Not much of that going over there.  Some good give and take over here for the most part, although I think that most are worn out by the drama that is A-Rod.

NoThanksESPNFacebook
NoThanksESPNFacebook

@Il @doghockey Yeah if it was just trolls, it would have lost its luster in the first month or so. People's jokes plus the community's reactions to ESPN trying to force the Lebron/Kobe/Tebow/Lin nonsense down everyone's throat was just the best.

I would be on that site for hours just laughing because the mods would try to shut everyone down and just give up because the community was just relentless. We'll never have that again but hopefully have some good sports conversations on here.