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.
The 14-time All-Star finished the night 1-for-3 with a walk in the 6-3 loss.
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.
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