Rodriguez Goes on DL

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 12:27 AM CDT
New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez reacts after popping up against the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 19, 2008 in Baltimore. The Orioles won 6-0.   (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
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(Newser) – Alex Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right quadriceps. Rodriguez hurt his leg April 20 in Baltimore and missed three games last week before returning for a four-game series at Cleveland. But he was removed from Monday night's 5-2 win over the Indians and said he felt a "pull" while running the bases.

"It's painful to see that lineup without me in the cleanup spot and helping my team win every day," Rodriguez said. The three-time MVP was relieved, however, after a frightening trip to the hospital Tuesday. After spending about three hours getting an MRI exam he thought was going to take about 40 minutes, Rodriguez was told by a technician he could miss the rest of the season.