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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was recently restricted to designated hitter duties by his ailing hamstring. Just as he was recovering from the hamstring injury, Rodriguez was forced to exit a game due to a calf ailment. That calf injury is again limiting Rodriguez to the role of DH, the position he is expected to fill for the remainder of the Yankees' series against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Chris Toman of MLB.com.
The Yankees are trying to push their way into the playoffs, and with multiple injuries to other veteran regulars, New York is counting on Rodriguez to be in their lineup. Manager Joe Girardi told reporters he feels that if Rodriguez can swing a bat he can be productive.
"I feel like if he can play, he can be
productive," manager Joe Girardi said. "I don't know how much we will
get out of him in the field. But I still think that if he feels like he can
swing the bat, he can be productive. Maybe you get through a few days, and he
feels a lot better."
Rodriguez had been producing well for the Yankees prior to suffering his hamstring injury. He's been in a bit of a rut of late, and that continued last night when he went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
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