FACTS/FLUKES: A. Rodriguez, Thornton, Vargas, C. Davis, McGowan

Rodriguez tries to put injuries behind him…It sucks to get old—just ask Alex Rodriguez (3B, NYY), who turns 37 this summer. Rodriguez’s aches and pains have included hip surgery in 2009, groin and calf issues in 2010, and oblique tightness, a torn meniscus in his knee, and a sore thumb last year. Those injuries have taken a toll on his bottom line.

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