Even before tonight’s game, Alex Rodriguez had taken batting practice the past two days and felt good afterward. The training staff gave Joe Girardi the green light to put him in the lineup, and Rodriguez came through BP with no problems.
In his first at-bat — Rodriguez said it was either on the swing or as he stepped out of the box — he felt a pull in his calf. It was more or less the same feeling he had on Monday.
“He’s probably going to miss a few more games,” Girardi said.
I’ll have more after I get my newspaper stuff finished, but Girardi indicated that he does not expect Rodriguez to go on the disabled list. Rodriguez said he’s not sure what to think because he’s never had a calf injury in the past. He can’t tell what’s an acceptable level of discomfort.