A-Rod back at third base for Yanks

Updated: June 18, 2010, 6:57 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez will be back at third base Friday night for the first time since leaving a game in Baltimore on June 10 after one inning with what the Yankees termed a strained right hip flexor.

A-Rod will play third and bat cleanup in the opening game of Subway Series II at Yankee Stadium. The decision was not made until about 4:30 Friday afternoon, after Rodriguez took some infield practice and demonstrated to the satisfaction of manager Joe Girardi and the Yankees training ...

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