The bad news keeps coming for the Yankees. Alex Rodriguez has been placed on the disabled list. He has a Grade 2 quadriceps strain.
“We have to get him right,” GM Brian Cashman said.
So much for the sunny prediction before the game that Rodriguez would be out only a day or two. It appears at first glance that the Yankees made a mistake in bringing him back as quickly as they did.
Rodriguez played a role in that decision, so he bears some responsibility. But the Yankees are 1 for 3 with key injuries so far this season. Derek Jeter was held out six games with his quad strain and appears OK. But Jorge Posada came back too soon, as did A-Rod. They both aggravated their injuries and ended up on the disabled list. That falls on Cashman and Joe Girardi, who have the final say.
Posada said he was in pain when he made his final throw on Saturday. A-Rod pulled up twice while running the bases on Monday night. He said afterward he felt “a pull.”
Cashman also said that there would have to be a discussion about whether Phil Hughes makes his next start.