Saturday, July 20, 2013

Alex Rodriguez Feels Tightness In His Quad

The Yankees finished with a record below .500 in four straight seasons, spanning the years 1989 to 1992. They did finish the previous two seasons above .500, but being in 4th and 5th place in the AL East in 1987 and 1988 can hardly be called "successful" (keep in mind there was no central division back then).

The point I'm trying to make is that for those six years it wasn't fun rooting for the Yankees. From 1993 until the end of last season, the Yankees finished in first place in their division 14 times, second place 5 times, third place once, and did not finish any lower. So fans such as myself, who have been alive for more than 20 years, definitely remember witnessing some tough Yankee teams, while those younger might not understand truly hard times.

Until now.

Earlier today we found out that Alex Rodriguez would be starting his AAA rehab game as the designated hitter, rather than the third baseman as planned. This was due to him feeling tightness in his left quadricep. Although we have reason to believe this injury isn't serious, as ARod would likely be left out of the game completely were the tightness bad, it still bugs the hell out of me that yet another Yankee player is having health issues.

Yesterday we learned that Derek Jeter was to be placed back on the disabled list, and Zoilo Almonte would join him later that day after spraining his ankle during the game. It's pretty sad that there are more players on the Yankees that have seen time on the disabled list, than there are those that have been healthy all season.

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