A-Rod shifted to DH due to tight left quadriceps
BOSTON — Alex Rodriguez was shifted from third base to designated hitter on Saturday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre due to tightness in his left quadriceps, the Yankees announced.
Rodriguez is still expected to attempt to play for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday against Louisville at PNC Field in Moosic, Pa., with his Minor League rehabilitation assignment scheduled to end soon.
The Yankees have been planning for Rodriguez to join the Major League club on Monday in Arlington, Tex., returning him from rehab after his 20-day Minor League assignment expires. He went 2-for-4 with two singles on Friday.
General manager Brian Cashman said that decision will be based on how Rodriguez is feeling after his stint with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ends, and that it can be a flexible plan if necessary.
If Rodriguez does not join the big league club on Monday, he will remain on the disabled list but can no longer play in official Minor League games.