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AL East Notes: A-Rod's hamstring, Machado's value

The latest news from around the American League East.

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Alex Rodriguez will be missing from the Yankees lineup for a little bit, after the 40-year-old was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. He suffered the injury running out a ground ball on Tuesday night.

In his place, manager Joe Girardi has said that he will move the DH spot around, with Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann had Mark Teixeira some looks there. Lefty James Pazos was called up to replace A-Rod on the roster.

More news from around the American League East:

  • Should the Red Sox model what the White Sox did to John Danks and move on from Clay Buchholz? Eric Wilbur of Boston.com explored the possibility, with Buchholz opening the year 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA. \
  • While hard to do, Manny Machado just got more valuable for the Orioles. With JJ Hardy on the shelf, Baltimore is asking Machado to replace Hardy in the field  and Machado is putting the pressure on himself to replace Hardy.
  • Fly balls have been good to the Rays early in the season, as they are among the league leaders in results on fly balls and that should continue.
  • Noah Syndergaard tops the list of ex Blue Jays that are finding success elsewhere. Others? David Price, Colby Rasmus and Brett Lawrie.