New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will play for the Double A Trenton Thunder on Tuesday night as part of his rehab assignment, the team announced.
Rodriguez, 40, is coming off a disabled list stint for a strained right hamstring and has not played since May 3.
Manager Joe Girardi initially told reporters on Sunday that Rodriguez was expected to rejoin the team on Tuesday. New York will open a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night in the Bronx.
Rodriguez was struggling before getting hurt as he hit .194 with just five home runs.
The Yankees sit in third place of the American League East with a 21–22 record. Despite the dismal start to the season, they have won seven of their last 10 games.