Update: A-Rod optimistic

BOSTON -- Alex Rodriguez is optimistic. Before heading to New York for his MRI, he talked briefly to reporters in Scranton.

"I spoke to [GM Brian] Cashman, [Joe] Girardi and the plan is pretty much as scheduled as 20 days ago with one exception: get an MRI, get on a flight to Texas, probably get a workout tomorrow and strap it on Tuesday," Rodriguez said. “I do feel confident, between the MRI and having the whole staff sign off, and we’ll play Tuesday. I think that’s all we can do.”

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