Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Those who expected Alex Rodriguez to be in the lineup Friday night, including Rodriguez himself, will have to wait a bit longer - and possibly much, much longer. The New York Yankees have others on the way ready to help their struggling offense, though. With a deal reportedly in place to acquire Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter set to come off the disabled list shortly, New York sends CC Sabathia to the mound hoping to slow the surging Tampa Bay Rays in the series opener at Yankee Stadium. Rodriguez and the fourth-place Yankees (54-48) have squabbled over an MRI that apparently revealed a Grade 1 quad strain that will keep him from making his season debut until at least August, according to general manager Brian Cashman. The third baseman, who lobbied to be in the lineup Friday, sought another opinion without the team's permission and reportedly is now on the verge of facing unspecified discipline from the club. That doesn't even factor in the potential hefty penalty Rodriguez c...
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