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A-Rod's aches could prove hurtful

Alex Rodriguez's injury is out. But how much will it hinder the Bombers down the road?

Updated: June 20, 2011, 3:27 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CHICAGO -- Alex Rodriguez and Joe Girardi gave their best efforts to downplay the injury to A-Rod's left shoulder after the New York Yankees' 10-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night at Wrigley Field.

Girardi repeated what he had told ESPNNewYork.com before the game, that Rodriguez's left shoulder was "just sore." Rodriguez did his typical non-denial denial, but acknowledged that he had been receiving treatment on the injury "for probably about 10 days."

Both insisted ...

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