Update: A-Rod has Grade I quad strainBy
7:41pm: The MRI showed a Grade I quad strain, the team announced. A-Rod will not meet the team in Texas and will instead go to Tampa for rest and treatment. The Yankees didn’t give a timetable for his return, but Derek Jeter has a Grade I quad strain and is expected to miss more than 15 days.
12:39pm: Sherman says A-Rod is going for an MRI on the quad, and obviously the results will dictate pretty much everything going forward. Fingers crossed.
12:34pm: Via Joel Sherman: Alex Rodriguez will not play in what was supposed to be his final minor league rehab game with Triple-A Scranton today due to his tight left quad. He will instead receive treatment and meet the team in Texas on Monday. A-Rod then figures to work out for the coaching staff prior to tomorrow’s game against the Rangers, and if all goes well, he’ll be activated either Monday or Tuesday.
“I didn’t think it was that bad. They all know. We called them right before the game and told them we would be DH-ing today and they said, ‘Do whatever you need to do, as long as you get up here,’” said A-Rod to Dan Martin following last night’s rehab game. It doesn’t sound like this quad problem is as significant as Derek Jeter’s, but we have to see how Alex comes through today and tomorrow first. The Yankees definitely need his right-handed bat though; it would really suck if this quad injury delayed his return any further.