Since Alex Rodriguez is the Yankees designated hitter, he usually takes swings in the batting cage when the team is on the field. But Rodriguez’s usual reps in the cage took a wrong turn when he was lifted from the game in the sixth inning due to left oblique stiffness. The Yankees announced they had sent Rodriguez to get an MRI on his oblique.
The Yankees are in a bit of a pickle roster-wise; the Yankees are currently playing with 24 men on the bench since they’re reluctant to place Aaron Hicks on the 15-day disabled list with traumatic bursitis. If Rodriguez has to go on the DL, it would actually be the perfect time to bring up Nick Swisher, who has been tearing the cover off the ball in Scranton (.333/.382/.567, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 8 games).
Once we get more information on Rodriguez’s injury, the post will be updated.
Update: Alex Rodriguez underwent an MRI on his left oblique this afternoon and the results came back negative. Rodriguez will travel with the team to Texas, and no immediate roster move will be made.