MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Rodriguez, who fouled a ball off the top his left foot in his final at-bat of Tuesday night's game, is out of the Yankees' starting lineup for today's series finale against the Twins and might not be available for pinch-hitting, either.
"It's pretty sore," A-Rod said in the clubhouse before the game. "I'm not doing anything today."
The Yankees were not planning an X-ray or any other tests on the injury, which was to be treated during the game by trainer Steve Donohue. But Rodriguez's condition this morning was not surprising considering he was hobbling around the clubhouse with a large ice pack attached to his foot after the game and was in obvious pain.
Joe Girardi said he was not ruling A-Rod out of a possible pinch-hitting appearance today -- "We'll see how he is after treatment" -- but acknowledged A-Rod was likely to have been given at least a DH day after having played in the team's last eight games, including both games of a doubleheader as well as Saturday's 14-inning marathon with Oakland.
"He could probably use a day anyway," Girardi said.