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Alex Rodriguez out Wednesday

Updated: August 25, 2011, 8:22 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez says his lingering left thumb injury is feeling "better" but not well enough for him to play in Wednesday night's 6-4 loss against the Oakland Athletics.

After taking ground balls and some swings in the batting cage, Rodriguez said that he would not be in the lineup against the A's.

"I'm feeling better today," Rodriguez said shortly before Tuesday's game. "Swelling has gone down quite a bit today. X-rays were good. We're ...

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