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Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 18, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi said he expects Alex Rodriguez to be out at least a few days after his MRI revealed a low-level left calf strain.

“I’ve never had a calf injury,” A-Rod said. “But the doc says it’s good news. It’s day to day, and we’ll just go from there.”

Girardi said not to expect Andy Pettitte back until sometime in September. His MRI revealed a small persistent strain of the left groin. He can throw on flat ground, but he won’t be back on a mound for about a week. …

The next deal deadline is coming on Aug. 31, but Brian Cashman sounded like he’s going to stand pat.

“I don’t anticipate any more moves,” Cashman said. “I think this is the team we’ve got, and we’re looking forward to playing the string out and seeing where it takes us. Obviously everybody in this game would like to be healthy, but part of the game is not being healthy and dealing with it. … Hopefully we’ll handle it like a championship-caliber team is capable of handling it.” …

CC Sabathia turned in his 15th straight quality start, the longest stretch by a Yankee since Ron Guidry’s first 15 in 1978 when he was on his way to the Cy Young. Sabathia is 12-2 with a 2.45 ERA in this run.

“He’s matured a lot as a pitcher and doesn’t give in anymore,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “He’s just a great pitcher overall. If you’re not stingy against someone like him, you’re not going to win.” …

Curtis Granderson homered off Justin Verlander and says he’s getting more comfortable with his new batting mechanics every day.

“I feel like I have a better shot now than I had in previous at-bats before we made the change,” Granderson said. …

Robinson Cano homered off Daniel Schlereth and now has 12 homers and 28 RBI off lefty pitching. It was his first homer since July 31. …

David Robertson worked the eighth — his 17th straight scoreless outing. …

The Yankees are batting .421 with 151 RBI in bases-loaded situations. Both figures lead the majors. …

Wednesday night it will be Dustin Moseley vs. Jeremy Bonderman. That’s it for tonight.




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