Alex Rodriguez diagnosed with Grade 1 quad strain

07/21/2013 8:30 PM ET
By New York Yankees Media Relations

The Yankees say Alex Rodriguez has a Grade 1 quad strain.(AP)
Earlier today at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, an exam and MRI performed by Yankees Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad on Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez revealed a Grade 1 strain of his left quadriceps.

As a result, Rodriguez will not be joining the team for its series in Texas. He is scheduled to return to Tampa, Fla., for rest and treatment.

Since today is the last day of Rodriguez's 20-day rehab, he is "returned from rehab" today but will not be reinstated to the Major League roster. He will remain on the D.L. but can no longer play in official minor league games seeing as the 20-day window has expired.

The Yankees may petition Major League Baseball for an additional rehab assignment for Rodriguez due to this new injury.

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