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Yankees say Alex Rodriguez will have MRI on thigh

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, played in a rehab assignment with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on July 19..

Jason Farmer/The Scranton Times-Tribune/AP

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, played in a rehab assignment with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on July 19..

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees say Alex Rodriguez is expected to have an MRI on his injured left quadriceps at a New York hospital on Sunday.

Rodriguez played designated hitter on Saturday in a minor league game after feeling tightness in the thigh muscle. He has been rehabbing from surgery in January on his left hip.

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The third baseman reached his 20-day rehab limit on Sunday. He was hoping to rejoin the Yankees on Monday in Texas, but wasn’t sure if he would play third or DH on his return. If the Yankees don’t activate him, Rodriguez will have to go back on the DL.

The Yankees were scheduled to play the Red Sox in Boston on Sunday night.

The three-time AL MVP hasn’t played for New York since a dreadful postseason, during which he was benched. His name has surfaced in an investigation of Biogenesis, a closed anti-aging clinic in Florida linked with the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs.

Rodriguez met with investigators from Major League Baseball earlier this month.

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