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)
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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.

Rodriguez took batting practice before Saturday's game at Oakland and was scheduled to run as well.