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    by Published on 06-20-12 10:07 AM

    The thought here before the season started was that if Alex Rodriguez could reverse his trend of limited action and play 140 or more games, then his numbers would return somewhat to normal. And while the over/under game played before the season on A-Rod’s total games played is going the Yankees’ way, Rodriguez just has not been the same kind of offensive force. After the first couple of months of limited pop, the party line (stated publicly by Joe Girardi) is that A-Rod hits homers in bunches and they will come. Will they? He hit four homers in April, three in May and three so far in June. And to add to the ten homers, he has only hit six doubles. In 2010, 41 percent of his hits were for extra bases. That number went down to 35 percent last year. This year, it sits at 25 percent. The hope that he has some pop left is diminishing.

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    by Published on 06-20-12 10:05 AM

    Updates on the status of injured Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, whom the team acquired in exchange for top prospect Jesus Montero this past January, have been pretty sparse since he underwent surgery on a torn labrum this spring. Pineda was in the Yankees’ clubhouse yesterday, and told reporters that everything is going well so far in the process, and that he expects to begin a throwing program in September.

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