BOSTON - Alex Rodriguez is not ready to rejoin the New York Yankees.
The team said Rodriguez has a strained left quadriceps and won't be able to return this week in Texas, as had been planned. Instead, he will remain on the disabled list and go back to Tampa, Fla., "for rest and treatment," the Yankees said in a statement issued before their game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.
Only a day before, it appeared A-Rod was on target to return from offseason hip surgery early this week. Now, it's unclear when he might be back at all.
It's the latest blow to the depleted Yankees, missing several injured stars almost all season. Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson came back and quickly got hurt again.
Bailey's season over
BOSTON - Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey will have season-ending right shoulder surgery this week.
Manager John Farrell said before Sunday night's game against the Yankees that Bailey's surgery will be performed by Mets team physician David Altchek on Wednesday in New York.
Bailey was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday night with a strained shoulder.
• San Francisco Giants lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt will be sidelined up to six weeks after he strained his left groin Saturday, feeling and hearing a pop on a pitch against Arizona.
• The Atlanta Braves purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Kameron Loe from Triple-A Gwinnett.
• The San Diego Padres have placed pitcher Jason Marquis on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.
Right-hander Miles Mikolas was recalled from Triple-A Tucson where he was 3-1 with a 2.91 ERA.