Justin Sablich has the report:
…but after the game Manager Joe Girardi said that [Alex] Rodriguez was heading to the 15-day disabled list.
“We don’t feel that he’s any worse than he was the time before,” Girardi said. “But we’re just gonna play it extremely safe here and know that we have a player in 15 days.”
“Sometimes you’re going to think that they’re ready, and they’re just not because it’s hard to recreate the intensity that you put into a game,” Girardi said.
The right-hander Ivan Nova will take Rodriguez’s roster spot and make his first major league start on Monday in Toronto.
Girardi said Nova’s start is intended to give each of his other starters an extra day of rest and that he is not looking ahead too much farther than that.
According to STATS, the Yankees are 11-0 without Rodriguez in the lineup this season. It will be interesting to see what that mark is by the time Alex comes off the D.L.
It will also be interesting to see if Ivan Nova replaces Javy Vazquez in the starting rotation before the end of the season.