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Will Alex Rodriguez be in the starting lineup tonight? Most likely, but at midday his status had yet to be determined, the Yankees said. Rodriguez did not play Sunday against the White Sox. Manager Joe Giradi said he gave A-Rod the day off, but general manager Brian Cashman told some media that Rodriguez had a ``muscle related,’’ injury in his right leg.

Cashman did not think it was significant. Rodriguez apparently suffered some discomfort on Saturday when he was running the bases in the ninth inning against the White Sox. Earlier in the game, he bolted down the first base line to avoid hitting into a double play. He is hitting .258.