Yankees' Rodriguez likely to return Monday

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Sunday there is a good chance Alex Rodriguez will rejoin the Yankees on Monday for the game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rodriguez has been out since fracturing his left hand on July 24.
He has been on a rehab assignment the past two days with Class A Tampa, going 0-for-7 with a walk.
Rodriguez worked on the side on Sunday, rather than playing in Tampa's day game after Saturday's night game.
The Yankees are 18-17 without Rodriguez.
"I think it's important to get him back, because it does a lot of different things to our lineup," Girardi said, according to MLB.com. "He's a presence in our lineup. We've had to stack lefties a lot. When you see Tampa, they have a lot of lefties in their bullpen you have to deal with, so I think it does a lot to our lineup."
Rodriguez is batting .276 with 15 homers this season.

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