MOOSIC — Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez did not play for the RailRiders on Sunday, the last day of his 20-day rehab program.
Rodriguez, who switched from third base to designated hitter late before Saturday night’s game, said afterwards that he felt tightness in his left quad and that Sunday could be a day of treatment.
Rodriguez left the clubhouse Sunday morning prior to the game and his locker was cleared out after the contest.
The Yankees released a statement early Sunday stating that the soon-to-be 38-year-old would head to New York and get an MRI on his leg before activating him from the disabled list. He is currently scheduled to join the Yankees either today or tomorrow in Texas.
The Associated Press reported that the Yankees issued an email to their beat reporters Sunday night saying Rodriguez “will not be joining the team for its series in Texas.” It did not say when Rodriguez would be activated or if he’ll remain on the DL.
Rodriguez, who did not address the media prior to Sunday’s game at PNC Field, ends his rehab stint 8 for 40 (.200 average) with two home runs and eight RBI. For Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in three games, he went 3 for 12 with a homer and three RBI.
He may have injured the leg on Friday after sliding into second base trying to stretch a single into a double on his second of two hits in that game.
“That’s what I woke up thinking,” Rodriguez said Saturday night. “It’s the first time I slid like that in a long time in a game.”