A-Rod out of lineup with flu-like symptoms

Stephen Dunn

Lyle Overbay is starting at first base for the Yankees with Mark Reynolds moving to the hot corner to replace Alex Rodriguez.

The New York Yankees scratched third baseman Alex Rodriguez from their Saturday lineup due to flu-like symptoms, according to MLB.com's Britt Ghiroli.

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The Yankees had Rodriguez slated to start at third base, but New York changed their lineup about 45 minutes before the scheduled first pitch against the Orioles. The Yankees moved Mark Reynolds from first base to third base to replace Rodriguez and Lyle Overbay is now starting at first base.

It has been a tumultuous season for Rodriguez, but he has hit well since a return from offseason hip surgery. In 22 games, he has hit .280 with an .810 OPS. Rodriguez also recently hit his 650th and 651st career home runs, putting him just nine behind Willie Mays for fourth all-time.

Rodriguez, of course, still faces a lengthy suspension from MLB for his involvement with the Biogenesis clinic. He also has had a strained relationship with Yankees' management after Rodriguez went to his own doctor for a second-opinion on an injury.

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