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So, Berkman’s hardest hit of the season took down A-Rod…

From ESPN New York: (Wallace Matthews & Ian Begley):

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez was scratched from the lineup about 90 minutes before the start of Saturday’s Yankees-Red sox game after suffering “a contusion of the lower left leg” after he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Lance Berkman during batting practice.

Berkman, who was batting right-handed, ripped a one-hopper down the third-base line that apparently caught Rodriguez on the left shin as he was taking grounders. “Look out!” Berkman shouted as the ball left his bat.

In obvious pain, Rodriguez hobbled around on the infield grass for a few seconds before staggering into short center field, where he rolled around on the grass before turning face down. Some of Rodriguez’ teammates, including Derek Jeter, thought at first that he was joking and yelled some light-hearted insults. Then, when it was obvious the injury was serious, Jeter shouted in the dugout for trainer Gene Monahan, who hurried out to where Rodriguez lay.

According to Bryan Hoch, Alex Rodriguez suffered a left leg contusion. X-Rays are being taken.

We’ll have more information as it comes available.

Update 4:23PM ET: A-Rod’s x-rays came up negative. He remains day-to-day.

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