NEW YORK (AP) Rather than activate Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list, the New York Yankees sent him to Double-A Trenton for an injury rehabilitation assignment.
Sidelined since straining his right hamstring on May 3, Rodriguez was scheduled to play for the Thunder against New Hampshire on Tuesday night. The Yankees are leaning toward activating him for a trip that starts Friday at Tampa Bay but could change that if he feels good.
"We were thinking a couple of days and see where he's at," manager Joe Girardi said. "It's more for knocking off the rust. I think we feel pretty good about his hamstring, but in saying that, it will give us a good idea of where it's really at because it's hard to simulate game activities."