Alex Rodriguez has shoulder strain?

Updated: June 20, 2011, 3:28 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CHICAGO -- New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has been battling a left shoulder injury of unknown severity for the past couple of weeks, an injury that may be the reason for his lower-than-average power production.

"It's just a small issue that only bothers him when he dives for a ball," manager Joe Girardi told ESPNNewYork.com after having a conversation with Rodriguez shortly before Sunday's game between the Yankees and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

But another clubhouse ...

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