Yankees

A-Rod Frustrated After Leaving Game With Tight Right Calf

Rodriguez: 'If I Can Play, I'll Play'
Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

New York Yankees
Upcoming Games

Buy Yankees Tickets Full Schedule
Yankees Central
Shop for Yankees Gear
Buy Yankees Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez left Sunday night’s 9-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox because of a tight right calf.

Vernon Wells pinch hit for Rodriguez in the fifth inning.

“I’ve had a calf injury before, and those are tricky,” A-Rod said. “They’re very dangerous. I’m hoping that I came out of the game before something really bad happened.”

Rodriguez was 1 for 2 with a single in the game, which was the Yankees’ last in Boston this year.

SWEENY: HOW CAN YOU SAY YANKS LACK HEART?

New York was swept by Boston and trails AL wild-card leaders Oakland and Texas by three games.

Rodriguez was on the disabled list until Aug. 5 recovering from left hip surgery. He is batting .280 with six homers in 35 games.

Manager Joe Girardi said he had “no idea” whether A-Rod, who also has been dealing with a hamstring issue, would play Tuesday in Toronto.

“It’s frustrating, especially because I feel so good up there,” Rodriguez said. “I’ve also missed playing third base. I think it’s important for me to be out there playing third base. I think it makes our team more balanced. I guess the good news is that we’re leaving Boston.”

A-Rod said he wants to “come back as soon as possible.”

“If I can play, I’ll play,” he said. “If we were in the middle of June or May it’d be a different story.”

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories

(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)