ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez homered in his first at-bat hours after the team learned he was playing with a bruised left knee.
A-Rod hit his 32nd homer this season — and 686th overall — off Jake Odorizzi in the first inning of Tuesday night’s game against Tampa Bay. He moved past Craig Biggio into sole possession of 21st place all-time with his 3,061st hit.READ MORE: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Gabby Petito
The 14-time All-Star finished the night 1-for-3 with a walk in the 6-3 loss.READ MORE: Public School 79 In East Harlem To Remain Closed Due To COVID-19 Cluster; Remote Learning In Place Until Sept. 28
Rodriguez had an MRI earlier in the day and was also examined by team orthopedist Daniel Murphy.
It is thought that Rodriguez was hurt sliding in Sunday’s game against Toronto.MORE NEWS: NYC Restaurant Owners Sound Off On Vaccine Mandate
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