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Alex Rodriguez diagnosed with Grade 1 quad strain, out 7 to 10 more games

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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will spend some more time in Tampa now that he has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his quadriceps. Rodriguez was moved from third base to designated hitter prior to last night’s rehab game, then was subsequently scratched from today’s lineup. There was hope that he was nearing the end of his time in Tampa and he would join the Yankees to start the next week, but that will be pushed back at least one more week according to Bob Nightengale.

ARod (thru spokesman): “I am extremely disappointed with the results of the MRI & hoping to be back as soon as possible (cont)

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 22, 2013

(arod continued) ... and continue w/ my goal of coming back and helping the yankees win a championship>"

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 22, 2013

Rodriguez turns 38 years old on July 27 and has yet to play in 2013. He is earning $28 million this season and is owed $86 million from 2014-17. With 647 career home runs to his name, he receives a $6 million bonus for reaching 660. The Biogenesis scandal has put that milestone in jeopardy as Major League Baseball expressed interest in suspending him for at least 100 games.