Yankees to 're-evaluate' A-Rod

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez was rained out again Friday.

Rodriguez was penciled in at the No. 2 spot in the batting order and as the starting third baseman for the Class A Tampa Yankees against the Bradenton Marauders, but the game was postponed until Saturday. Rodriguez was slated to play seven innings as he works toward making a second-half return from offseason hip surgery.

Tampa Yankees general manager Vance Smith said the Yankees' brass "will re-evaluate the situation" before deciding where Rodriguez will play this weekend.

According to the Yankees' website, the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have games in Buffalo on Saturday and Sunday while the Double-A Trenton Thunder play Saturday and Sunday in New Britain, Conn.

Rodriguez was scheduled to meet Friday with MLB officials about his involvement with Tony Bosch and the Miami-area Biogenesis clinic, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. A-Rod was unavailable for comment after the rainout.

Rodriguez is 2-for-15 with two singles, one RBI, three strikeouts and a hit-by-pitch over six rehab games.