A-Rod to come off DL Tuesday for start of Yankees' homestand
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez stands in the dugout with teammate Brett Gardner (11) during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Baltimore won 1-0 in ten innings. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The New York Yankees plan to activate designated hitter Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list Tuesday when the team begins a three-game homestand against Toronto.
There had been speculation that Rodriguez – out since May 4 with a strained right hamstring – might be activated Saturday. But manager Joe Girardi decided against that after the three-time AL MVP went through a full day of rehab.
Rodriguez was batting .194 with five home runs and 12 RBIs. The 14-time All-Star was eligible to come off the DL on Thursday, but the Yankees opted to give him additional time to continue his rehab. New York has an off day Monday.
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Rodriguez took batting practice before Saturday's game at Oakland and was scheduled to run as well.