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Added August 29th, 2011 by Chalk

Jeter & A-Rod Both Hurt, Likely to Sit Again Monday
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New York Yankees infielders Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez were both injured on Sunday and sat out the second game of a doubleheader in Baltimore. They’re both expected to also miss Monday’s series finale. Jeter bruised his knee after fouling a ball off it in Sunday’s first game, while A-Rod has a lingering issue with a sore left thumb, which has gotten worse recently.

“He’s gimping around pretty good,” Joe Girardi said of Jeter, who was DHing on Sunday and became the Yankees all-time leader in games played. “After the game, once the adrenaline was gone, it got really sore …he’s day to day.” X-rays of the knee showed nothing broken, but the Yankees expect him to be out Monday. They hope he’ll be able to play sometime in this week’s series against the Boston Red Sox, who now lead New York by two games in the American League East.

“It was really bizarre, to be quite honest with you,” said the aging shortstop of his gimpy knee. “After we iced it is when it swelled up. It just blew up between games. It became a challenge.”

A-Rod played third base in the first game Sunday and went 0-for-4. He had aggravated the thumb injury the previous weekend while diving for a ball in Minnesota, but it apparently really started acting up this weekend. “It’s been bothering him [for a week], but today it got pretty sore on him,” said Girardi. “A lot more sore than it’s necessarily been the last few days. It’s just something we’ve got to get right.

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