Injury news

As the Yanks open a three-game set against the Red Sox tonight, they will be without third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who hurt his thumb. He went for an MRI, which came back clean, yesterday but Girardi said it is “questionable” if he will sniff the field at all against Boston.

Derek Jeter, who hasn’t played in the last two games after fouling a ball off his right knee, expects to play tonight as the Yanks open their set in Beantown. “I hope so,” he said yesterday. “That’s the plan, but I haven’t done anything. We’ll see when we get there tomorrow.”

Pedro Feliciano and Damaso Marte both suffered setbacks in their rehab, and will most likely not return this year.

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