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A-Rod has no indication for his return

Yanks sit Alex Rodriguez despite big numbers vs. Bartolo Colon.

Yanks sit Alex Rodriguez despite big numbers vs. Bartolo Colon.

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez is back on the Yankees' bench despite whopping career numbers against Mets starter Bartolo Colon, and it's not certain when the slumping slugger will play again.

The 41-year-old Rodriguez wasn't in the lineup Thursday night at Yankee Stadium for the wrapup of the Subway Series. A-Rod is in a 2-for-28 rut, is hitting .204 overall and has started once since July 22. He is stuck at 696 career home runs.

"I can't really tell you when I'm going to play him," manager Joe Girardi said.

Rodriguez is 23-for-56 (.411) with eight home runs and 20 RBIs against Colon — the most homers the right-hander has allowed to any hitter.

"Those are numbers from years and years ago," Girardi said, pointing out they haven't faced each other since 2012.

Newly promoted Gary Sanchez started at DH.

"We called Sanchez up and he's going to play," Girardi said.

MORE YANKEES: RHP Luis Severino, dropped in May after starting 0-6 and sent to the minor leagues for two months, is rejoining the Yankees' rotation. He now will take the turn of departed Ivan Nova and start Tuesday at Boston. Chad Green moved into Nova's slot and pitched poorly Wednesday night against the Mets. Severino followed and allowed only one hit and an unearned run in 41/3 innings with five strikeouts and a walk, getting the win. Severino said he had worked with pitching coach Larry Rothschild to prevent tipping off hitters to his fastball. Green was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre on Thursday.

Cardinals: Leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter is expected to come off the DL over the weekend. He's missed 29 games with a strained right oblique. He went 4-for-12 during a rehab assignment.

METS: Slugger Yoenis Cespedes went on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore right quadriceps, and manager Terry Collins fired back at those wondering whether the outfielder aggravated his injury playing golf. Cespedes hurt his leg July 8, and the injury has been nagging him since. On Wednesday, former big leaguer Kevin Millar tweeted a photo of himself playing golf with Cespedes that day. "Golfing had nothing to do with his leg," Collins said. I deal with reality." OF Brandon Nimmo was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.

RANGERS: OF Shin-Soo Choo was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and batted leadoff against the Orioles. Choo was placed on the DL on July 20 with lower back inflammation. He missed 13 games. Reliever Dario Alvarez was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.

A-Rod has no indication for his return 08/04/16 [Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:19pm]
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