Via the Daily News -
As if things weren’t going badly enough, Alex Rodriguez can add a bruised left foot to his list of recent troubles.
A-Rod fouled a ball off his foot in his final at-bat Tuesday, and although he remained in the game, he was sporting a huge ice pack on his foot afterward. With the Yankees and Twins slated for a 12:10 local start Wednesday, A-Rod was hopeful he would be back in the lineup.
“We’ll see how I wake up in the morning,” he said. “Should be OK.”
Rodriguez finished the game 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, giving him a .233 average (10-for-43) with no extra-base hits over his past 10 games. He has struck out 15 times and walked only twice during that stretch.
“He hit two balls pretty decent today. He hit the ball to right-center, he grounded out hard to short,” Joe Girardi said. “It’s just what you go through as a hitter. You’re not going to be perfect every day. If they were, they’d hit .400 or .500 during the course of the season.”
Remember what Derek Jeter said about two weeks ago when he hurt his ankle? It was:
“I don’t talk about injuries. Either you play or you don’t. I’m playing, so it’s not an issue. At this point in the season, I’m sure there are a lot of guys that have some things bothering them. I’m really never one to talk about them.”
Let’s see what happens with A-Rod today.