Tag:Nick Swisher. Brett Gardner
Posted on: July 8, 2011 4:20 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 6:19 pm

Jeter, A-Rod to skip All-Star Game

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Derek Jeter will not play in next week's All-Star Game in Phoenix, he told reporters, including CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler, before Friday's game with the Rays.

Jeter's teammate and fellow starter for the AL squad, Alex Rodriguez, will also skip the game and is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday on his balky knee. Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup for Friday's game against the Rays.

"He's not moving well," Girardi said of A-Rod. "His leg has been a little sore ... would the rest help him? Probably."

Rodriguez hasn't homered in his last 85 at-bats, the longest such stretch of his career -- which is likely related to the injury.

"I have no pop," he said recently.

As for Friday's game, it has been postponed due to severe thunderstorms.

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