Alex Rodriguez hurt in batting practice

Updated: August 7, 2010, 11:59 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews and Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez was scratched from the lineup about 90 minutes before the start of Saturday's Yankees-Red sox game after suffering "a contusion of the lower left leg" after he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Lance Berkman during batting practice.

X-rays on Rodriguez's shin were negative. There was no immediate word on how long he would be sidelined.

"Do I expect him to play tomorrow? I have no idea," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after a 5-2 win over the Red Sox.

Berkman, ...

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