According to Foxsports.com, Alex Rodriguez will skip the Yankee’s exhibition opener against the Phillies on Tuesday in Clearwater, Florida. Rodriguez is back from suspension violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. A-Rod is expected to return on Wednesday as a DH, who went 0-2 in a intrasquad game on Monday.
The Phillies need this win after being embarrassed on Sunday. They lost 6-2 to the University of Tampa, a Division II college team, by a score of 6-2 in their first game of the spring.