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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez went on the disabled list with a fractured hand after he was hit by a pitch Tuesday night. Eric Chavez will take over at third base. Rodriguez was batting .328 over his past 16 games. (Associated Press)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez went on the disabled list with a fractured hand after he was hit by a pitch Tuesday night. Eric Chavez will take over at third base. Rodriguez was batting .328 over his past 16 games. (Associated Press)

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