Alex Rodriguez diagnosed with bone bruise in left knee


Alex Rodriguez is in the Yankees’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Rays, but here’s something to keep an eye on going forward …

George A. King III of the New York Post heard from a club official that A-Rod underwent an MRI on Tuesday in Tampa after complaining of discomfort in his left knee and was diagnosed with a bone bruise. It’s obviously not a significant issue right now, but there may be some days off ahead for the veteran designated hitter.

New York entered play Tuesday with a three-game cushion on the first American League Wild Card spot.

Rodriguez is batting .257/.359/.501 with 31 home runs and 82 RBI in 132 games.