The injury occurred during Tuesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles, which was the team's sixth consecutive defeat. The former third baseman came up limping after running out a ground ball. A-Rod underwent an MRI on Wednesday, which revealed the strain. He was hoping to avoid going on the disabled list, but said after the announcement "the machine doesn't lie."
The man who will retire at the end of next season is hitting .194 with five home runs and 12 RBIs. Although, he has been hot as of late, going 6-for-14 in his last six games, but went 0-for-3 on Tuesday in Baltimore.
The 40-year-old is being paid $21 million, and will make $21 million again next season.
This injury adds to what has been a tough go for the Yankees so far this season, as they sit in last place in the AL East with a record of 8-16. The team reportedly had a meeting before Tuesday's game, which included Rodriguez telling his team that there is no reason for them to not score five runs per game.
That task just got that much harder with the team playing without the one bright spot of their dismal offense.