MLB notebook: Rodriguez homers in Trenton, awaits discipline

2013-08-03T00:00:00Z MLB notebook: Rodriguez homers in Trenton, awaits disciplineThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was back with the Trenton Thunder on Friday and hit what might be his last home run in a while.

With a lengthy suspension looming, the New York Yankees star hit a two-run homer to left in the third inning against the Reading Fightin Phils.

Rodriguez is among 14 players facing discipline in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation, and suspensions are expected on Monday - with Rodriguez facing the longest penalty.

Coming back from hip surgery and a quadriceps injury, A-Rod was hoping to return to the Yankees for the first time since last October.

But he might not get there any time soon because of his alleged connection to the closed anti-aging clinic that's been accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Iglesias replaces Cabrera

DETROIT - In his first game with the Detroit Tigers, Jose Iglesias started in place of Miguel Cabrera, not Jhonny Peralta.

Iglesias started at third base Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. Cabrera was scratched from the lineup after also missing Wednesday's game against Washington with a strained lower abdomen.

Inside pitch

• Los Angeles Dodgers leadoff hitter Mark Ellis and manager Don Mattingly were ejected in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs on Friday in a brouhaha over being called out on strikes.

• The Texas Rangers have claimed infielder Adam Rosales off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. Texas optioned outfielder Engel Beltre to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for Rosales.

• Struggling San Francisco Giants left-hander Barry Zito will not make his next scheduled start Sunday at Tampa Bay.

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