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.