New York, NY – Just when it looked like Alex Rodriguez was about to make his season debut, the New York Yankees third baseman suffered another setback.
The Yankees announced Sunday Rodriguez is dealing with a Grade 1 strain of his left quad and will not return to the team on Monday, as was originally hoped.
Rodriguez is scheduled to return to Tampa for further evaluation.
The three-time American League MVP has missed the entire season while recovering from surgery performed in January to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.
Rodriguez's time away from the Yankees has not been without controversy, with the 37-year-old headlining a list of MLB players linked to Biogenesis of America, a Miami-based anti-aging clinic suspected of supplying performance- enhancing substances that is currently under investigation by the league office.