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Alex Rodriguez not in Yankees lineup

Updated: September 8, 2010, 9:12 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Alex Rodriguez was not in the New York Yankees starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, a development that always sends up red flags throughout the Yankosphere.

But this time, the flags should be yellow, not red. Both A-Rod and Joe Girardi insist the third-baseman is not injured again, just in need of a rest after playing two days in a row following a stint on the 15-day DL with a strain of the left calf.

A-Rod entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning, ...

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