In an interview earlier today on WFAN, Mike Francesca spoke with Alex Rodriguez's physician about A-Rod's apparent quad injury-- the one that has delayed his return to action indefinitely.
"To be perfectly honest, I don't see any sort of injury there," said Rodriguez's doctor,
A-Rod had come to his doctor with the very same MRI the Yankees based their decision off of when placing him back on the DL. The doctor saw nothing indicative of an injury, though he went on to clarify that a grade 1 strain can be difficult to see on an MRI. He asked Alex if anything hurt, to which A-Rod replied "No." When asked if he felt if he was fit to play, A-Rod said "100%."
Whether he's 100% or not, It's obvious that the Yankees could use Rodriguez on the field and in the lineup. They lost yet another infielder to injury last night, Luis Cruz, the backup to Kevin Youkilis. Simply put, the Bombers are down to 3rd stringers at this point, and yet may still be fighting to keep A-Rod out of Pinstripes in anticipation of an impending Braun-esque suspension. You can listen to the interview below.