Mar
25

Update: A-Rod leaves game after hit-by-pitch

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Update (4:48pm): A-Rod is fine, says Sweeny Murti. He’ll play in the team’s next game on Tuesday.

3:29pm: Alex Rodriguez left this afternoon’s game after taking a fastball to the ribcage. Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue checked him out before he left the game. It was the seventh inning and the regulars were being replaced after their final at-bats, so chances are Alex would have exited anyway. It sure sounded like it hurt though. We’ll update with more info as it comes in.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

13 Comments»

  1. Havok9120 says:

    Sigh.

  2. Steve S. says:

    A-ROD IS STUPID AND CARELESS TO BE OUT ON A BASEBALL FIELD. HE COULD GET HURT OUT THERE!

  3. Bryan V says:

    Note that after initially going down in extreme pain, he got up fairly quickly and under his own power. If this were the regular season there’s no way I see him leaving the game.

    Not that Girardi didn’t do the right thing in taking him out, but I’m not worried about this at all.

    LOL, now watch… he’ll have a broken rib.

    • Plank says:

      I would think leaving a superstar player in a spring training game after an injury leading to a bigger injury would be a fire-able offense. Girardi is probably more sensitive than most after what happened in Miami (I mean Florida)

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    If he came out for the next game, shirtless, but with his ribs taped, slowly and dramatically walking out towards home plate, it’d probably really turn Torrie on.

  5. DM says:

    I love Alex — but if you slowed down the replay to the millisecond, you’d hear him shout and see him wince before the ball actually hit him.

    • handtius says:

      you ever been punched in the face or in general? same idea. you wince before the hit, not after. the shout can be the same effect. when i was a kid, i was t-boned by a car running a redlight. i clearly remember shouting right before impact and it was a blind hit, didn’t see it till that look.

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