A-Rod has mild quad strain, will rejoin Yanks in Chicago on Tuesday

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez has a mild strain of his right quadriceps and will rejoin the New York Yankees on Tuesday in Chicago.

He will be evaluated again Tuesday, according to Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo, who was unsure whether A-Rod would be available to play in the series opener.

A-Rod was injured Sunday in New York's 7-1 win at Baltimore. He returned to New York to be examined rather than accompany the team to Chicago, where the Yankees start a series against the White Sox on Tuesday night. Rodriguez was to see a physical therapist later Monday, Zillo said.

Commenting on a variety of Yankees topics from the team's spring training complex in Tampa, Fla., co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said Rodriguez's status is day to day.

"They told me he's going to be fine," Steinbrenner said. "It's not going to be a big deal."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.