The Yankees did not have a change of heart overnight.
Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson were out of the lineup Wednesday night for Game 4 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers. That game was postponed due to rain, but Manager Joe Girardi has opted to go with the same card when the game is made up Thursday afternoon.
That leaves Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. It also means that the highest-paid player in baseball won't be starting for the Yankees in an elimination game.
Rodriguez is three for 23 with no extra-base hits or RBIs this postseason and 0 for 18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handed pitchers. All of Detroit's playoff rotation, including Game 4 starter Max Scherzer, is right-handed.