MRI reveals A-Rod has low grade strain of left calf


After leaving last night’s game with a tight left calf, Alex Rodriguez underwent an MRI today that revealed a “low grade strain” of the muscle. He’s still day-to-day, but it’s good that they got it checked out to make sure it was nothing more serious. I wouldn’t be surprised if he got another day off tomorrow, and I can’t say I’d be opposed to it either. He’s one guy they absolutely need to be healthy down the stretch.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Not Tank the Frank says:

    So how does this compare to, say, Andy’s “low grade” groin strain? Is it more of a nagging thing that he’ll be able to play through and DH or is he going to have to be put on the shelf for a week or so?

    Is it the same kind of strain, only in a different area?

  2. Gonzo says:

    When will RAB have a sports medicine doctor on staff?

    • matt montero says:

      I’m no sports medicine doctor but just my thought… both would obviously impair their abilities. Not just because they’re injuries, but they’re inconvenient spots. No one likes when their groin hurts, but doesn’t it move quite a bit in Andy’s motions, enough to prevent him from goin all out? And Arod, on defense, he probably won’t have much range if it hurts too much. To the left, he puts all his pressure on the left calf when he dives. To the right, he has to push off with his left. When he hits, he might lose a bit of balance cuz he can’t push down completely with his left leg when in his stance. Then when he steps, it will hurt too.

  3. His Calf is strained, but his Centaur is as healthy as ever.

  4. EndlessMike says:

    Day-to-Day.Yet another.

  5. Evan3457 says:

    A-Rod said in the clubhouse after the game that it really bothers him when he takes off out of the box after connecting, or on any sudden acceleration.

  6. Mike in Sunrise says:

    Biggest difference between A-Rod and Jeter…Jeter would never have laid on the ground if he got struck by the ball in BP and he would never consider a MRI for a little bit of pain. That is just Jeter.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      You think that’s the biggest difference between A-Rod and Jeter? What about Alex being a demonstrably better player now and during his entire career? I’m glad that Jeter would man up and play hurt. It’s always good when a player plays hurt and is a detriment to the team.

      Please, give it a rest.

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