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Joe Girardi: A-Rod 'penciled in'

Updated: August 5, 2013, 4:17 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN DIEGO -- He did use the phrase "penciled in," but as of now, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he is planning on using Alex Rodriguez in his starting lineup when the Yankees open a three-game series against the White Sox in Chicago Monday night.

Provided, of course, that his lightning-rod third baseman is available to him.

"I think all of us are curious what's going to happen, and is Alex going to be a player for us tomorrow, and what's going to happen with the ...

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