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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As far as glowing endorsements go, this wasn't one of them. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked about the possibility of calling up Nick Swisher to replace Alex Rodriguez. Of Swisher, Girardi said, "He is doing OK." Swisher is hitting .306 with an .801 OPS for Triple-A Scranton. There is a question if he can still run well enough to play the outfield. He could possibly play once a week at first base and DH, but at this moment Girardi doesn't seem that interested. The Yankees called up reliever James Pazos because they are in the midst of playing 20 games in a row. A-Rod doesn't play the field so he didn't really need to be replaced externally.

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Yankees offense needs a boost

The struggle is real in New York for the Yankees, who are ranking near the bottom of the league in three key offensive categories. The loss of Alex Rodriguez won't help, either.

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Rodriguez injury is bad news for Yanks

In regards to Alex Rodriguez's hamstring injury, which will send him to the disabled list, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had this to say: "It is definitely worrisome." And based on these numbers, we can see why.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Carlos Beltran both downplayed the urgency of the meeting the team held prior to Tuesday's loss. Alex Rodriguez had revealed that he told his teammates they could score five runs per game. Beltran said A-Rod made the statement during the team's regular hitters' meeting that occurs before each series to go over the opposition's pitchers. Girardi emphasized to his hitters to stay positive during the session, according to Beltran. While not declaring the contents of his message, Girardi agreed that the team should be able to average five runs per game.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi went to his patented, "It is not what you want," as he spoke about Alex Rodriguez's injury

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said that the timing of his injury could not have been worse, while Yankees manager Joe Girardi said there is never a good time to lose your No. 3 hitter.

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Zippity-Duda kind of day

Lucas Duda had himself quite a day at Citi Field, smacking two homers out of the park over center. His first whopper was 413 feet and his second fell a little shorter at 398 feet.

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Severino heading in wrong direction

OK, so Luis Severino may not be having the hottest start to 2016, with no wins yet and a doubled ERA. Then again, it is still early in the season -- don't panic yet, Yankees.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis donated 50,000 Euros (approximately $57,000) to his youth coach, Edvins Sprude, in Latvia yesterday. (Photo via Andrejs Silins)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said he was hoping to avoid the DL, but you can't fool an MRI. "The machine doesn't lie."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez also revealed the team had a meeting prior to last night's loss in which he told his teammates that there is no reason they can't score five runs per game.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

"I'm obviously very disappointed," Alex Rodriguez said of landing on the DL. "I was just hitting my stride."

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez avoided injuries all of last year. When he returned after his PED suspension, he declared that the year off was a blessing in disguise for his body. This year, he missed two games with an oblique injury and now is on the DL with a hamstring strain. At 40, with two hip surgeries and PED use under his belt, he already has been more unlucky than last season.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With Alex Rodriguez on the DL, Yankees manager Joe Girardi has Carlos Beltran batting third and as the DH. Aaron Hicks is in right so with A-Rod's injury, the Yankees improve defensively.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod fue colocado en la lista de lesionados por lesión de la corva derecha; el relevista zurdo James Pazos fue subido al plantel activo.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is headed to the 15-day DL with a hamstring strain. A-Rod, 40, is hitting .203 with five homers and 12 RBIs. He hurt the hamstring running to first base on Tuesday. In his place, the Yankees are calling up reliever James Pazos. Rodriguez is in the second to last season of his 10-year, $275 million contract. He is being paid $21 million this year and next.

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1927 Yankees diary

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