Alex Rodriguez injury: Yankees 3B moves to DH with quad tightness in rehab game

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As long as tightness in his quad isn't an issue, Rodriguez expects to return to the Yankees' lineup in a few days.

Some tightness in the quadriceps of New York Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez forced the 14-time All-Star to move to the designated hitter position in the lineup of his rehab game with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team on Saturday night, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

Rodriguez, 37, has yet to play in a major league game during the 2013 season as he continues to work to recover from offseason hip surgery; however, he expects to return to the Yankees lineup as soon as Monday. While the tightness in his quad could mean that the timetable for his return could be pushed back, the fact that he's in the lineup at all would seem to indicate that the discomfort is not serious.

The majority of Rodriguez's rehab games have featured the three-time American League MVP playing at third base, but Saturday's game will not be his first at designated hitter, as he has played in the role for a few of his rehab assignments.

The Yankees are scheduled to travel to play the Texas Rangers in a four-game series beginning with the first game on Monday where Rodriguez may make his return.

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