Manager Joe Girardi said he was giving A-Rod a day of rest from the starting lineup following consecutive losses to the Texas Rangers, both which ended well after midnight. Gardner is out because of a sore wrist. Swisher was a late scratch because of a recurring problem with a bone bruise on his left knee caused by a foul ball.
Posada had missed three starts following a concussion. He pinch-hit Saturday night.
Jeter sat out Saturday night as a rest after going 1 for 7 in a 13-inning loss Friday night.
New York entered following consecutive losses. With five defeats in six games, and the defending World Series champions’ lead over second-place Tampa Bay in the AL East was down to a half-game.
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