A-Rod Set to Come Off DL for Yankee's Homestand

The Yankees plan to activate designated hitter Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list Tuesday when the team begins a three-game homestand against Toronto.

There had been speculation that Rodriguez - out since May 4 with a strained right hamstring - might be activated Saturday. But manager Joe Girardi decided against that after the three-time AL MVP went through a full day of rehab.

Rodriguez was batting .194 with five home runs and 12 RBIs. The 14-time All-Star was eligible to come off the DL on Thursday, but the Yankees opted to give him additional time to continue his rehab. New York has an off-day Monday.

Rodriguez took batting practice before Saturday's game at Oakland and was scheduled to run as well.

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