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A-Rod won't play this week; Posada throws for first time

Updated: May 13, 2008, 8:37 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez's strained right quadriceps will keep him from playing this week, causing the AL MVP to miss this weekend's series against the crosstown rival New York Mets.

"It's still not where it needs to be. I don't see him playing this week," New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Monday night's 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. "You can't afford to have him come back for two days and lose him again for six weeks."

Rodriguez hasn't played ...

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