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Alex Rodriguez injury: Sore foot could force A-Rod to miss opener with Blue Jays

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was not needed in the Wednesday's 8-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins, and the off day was used to ice his sore left foot. Rodriguez fouled a ball off the top of his foot in his final at-bat in Tuesday's 5-4 loss.

According to a report by Chad Jennings of LoHud.com, Rodriguez and manager Joe Girardi are both hopefully the third baseman could return for Thursday's series opener at the Toronto Blue Jays. However, Rodriguez admitted playing on the Roger Centres field turf isn't the best way to heal a foot injury.

"Even feeling good, four days on turf is a little tough on a lot of our guys," Rodriguez said. "That’s never something where you have a lot of fun."

Without Rodriguez, the Yankees were able to tally eight runs, six coming in the third inning, to earn a victory that helped them take the three-game series and maintain a lead in the American League East Division Standings. Entering Wednesday night, the Yankees lead the second-place Baltimore Orioles by two full games. The Orioles play the Blue Jays Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET.