Alex Rodriguez leaves with stiff back

Updated: April 17, 2011, 3:16 AM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez left Saturday's 5-2 win against the Texas Rangers after the sixth inning with lower back and oblique stiffness.

No further tests have been planned and Rodriguez is unsure of his status for the series finale Sunday night.

"We'll see," Rodriguez said about his status for the 8 p.m. ET game. "See how I wake up. I don't have a crystal ball but hopefully I feel much better and the weather helps."

Rodriguez said he felt the pain ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


  • Knocked Out
    After exchanging chin music, the Yankees took it on the chin as they were blown out by the Rays.
  • Tanaka To Return Sunday
    Masahiro Tanaka will return to the mound Sunday at home against Toronto.
  • Wil Power!
    Wilmer Flores' two homers and 6 RBIs powered the Mets past the Marlins at Citi.
  • Beason May See Specialist
    Jon Beason has aggravated a previous foot injury.
  • Anatomy Of A Fiasco
    Here's a breakdown of what went wrong (and why) on the Jets' T.O. folly.