A-Rod’s MRI comes back clean

A double dose of good news for the Yankees tonight. Not only did Eric Chavez’s go-ahead single help them to a 6-5 win over the Rangers, but Alex Rodriguez was sent for a MRI that came back clean, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Rodriguez has been complaining of some stiffness in his lower back and oblique. They’ll hope to get him back in the lineup on Tuesday, as the Yankees open a two-game series against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

“It kind of went from a little tight, progressed to a little bit of an oblique feeling, and then the minute I felt that I had a real chance to hurt myself and risk any significant time, I told Joe I should go take care of this,” Rodriguez said before the game.

Meanwhile, pitching coach Larry Rothschild said that Phil Hughes’ long-toss went well and he showed life on the ball. Hughes will travel to Toronto with the team and continue working out there.

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