Slumping A-Rod benched for two days

Updated: June 20, 2009, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Alex Rodriguez's homecoming will have to wait a little longer.

Following a tumultuous month at the plate, the slumping third baseman was benched Friday for two games by the New York Yankees for what he and the team called "fatigue."

The three-time AL MVP had been set to play his first regular-season games in his hometown of Miami against the Marlins.

Rodriguez said he had reserved about 100 tickets for family and friends, including his mother, and he wasn't looking ...

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