UPDATE: Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that Alex Rodriguez,
who is currently sidelined with hip flexor tendinitis, will not return
to the starting lineup until at least Tuesday, according to Ed Price of
Cashman left open the possibility that Rodriguez could miss even more
time, but said that the team does not believe he will need a stint on
the disabled list.
Rodriguez and the team insist that the injury is not related to last year’s hip surgery.
4:56 PM: When Alex Rodriguez pulled up lame last night, many worried that the real problem was a recurrence of his hip injury from last year, the thinking being that groin issues often surface as a result of compensating for hip problems.
The bad news: Yes, it is a hip issue that is the real problem. The good news: according to Girardi, the issue is “hip flexor
tendinitis,” which is different than the hip problem that resulting in Rordriguez’s hip problems last year.
A-Rod is out of the lineup, but he could pinch hit tonight and is officially listed as day-to-day.