According to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, third baseman Alex Rodriguez is not in Sunday’s lineup due to pain behind the right knee.
Yup, he’s getting old. The 34-year-old superstar was lifted from Saturday’s game in the ninth inning for the same reason. It doesn’t sound all that serious and he could return to the lineup Monday. Rodriguez is in a bit of a rut at the plate, batting just .258 this year with a 778 OPS and 15 RBI through 84 at-bats. Ramiro Pena started at third base on Sunday against the White Sox.
Before today, A-Rod had started all of the Yankees’ 22 games. He’s a little over a year removed from hip surgery that limited him to 124 starts last year. The guy hasn’t played more than 140 games since 2007.