Saturday May 21st, 2016

Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will be activated from the DL on Tuesday, manager Joe Girardi said Saturday.

Rodriguez has been out since May 3 after straining his right hamstring in a game against the Baltimore Orioles, and became eligible to return on Thursday. Before the injury, he had hit .400 in his pervious six games.

“That’s probably what we’re looking at just to give him those couple extra days to make sure he’s OK,” Girardi said, according to NJ.com’s Randy Miller. “He’s feeling pretty good.”

In 20 games this season, the 40-year-old has hit .194 with five home runs and 12 RBIs.

The Yankees enter play on Saturday at the bottom of the American League East at 19–22. 

– Kenny Ducey

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