He even has a triple, his first since 2012, which came in Friday night's win over the Orioles. It was after that game that Rodriguez told the Yankees that his legs had tightened up.
"His legs were a little heavy," Girardi said. "I guess guys who are almost 40 shouldn't hit triples."
Girardi waited until he saw Rodriguez Saturday morning before making the decision to sit him.
"He was a little tight, so I said, 'You know what, we're going to give it a day,'" Girardi said. "He was still a little tight, and I just said, 'I'm not taking a chance right now.'"
Danny Knobler is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.