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By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published June 3, 2006
BALTIMORE - New York got Derek Jeter back on Friday. And lost Alex Rodriguez.
Rodriguez was removed from the original lineup against the Orioles just before game time with what manager Joe Torre called "something viral, stomach something."
Torre said Rodriguez was sprawled out on a table in the clubhouse while his teammates took batting practice. Miguel Cairo, who had played the past two games at shortstop while Jeter rested the strained tendon in his right hand, started at third base.
Jorge Posada was not in the lineup, but not because of injury; Kelly Stinnett has been catching Jaret Wright lately. Bernie Williams played right.
Right-hander Mike Maroth underwent successful arthroscopic elbow surgery in Los Angeles. Maroth, who had bone chips removed from his pitching elbow, is expected to miss 2-3 months.
Darin Erstad (bone bruise in right ankle) was due to start a rehab assignment as the designated hitter at Rancho Cucamonga. If there are no setbacks, he will join Salt Lake City today and rejoin the team next week.
Outfielder Jay Gibbons hoped to return to the lineup, but hip and knee injuries will probably keep him sidelined for another day or two.
Manager Buck Showalter said right-hander Kevin Millwood, bothered by a stiff back, looked "a little better" and should be ready to start against Kansas City on Tuesday. He was initially scheduled to pitch Sunday.
Catcher Bengie Molina, who was hit on the hand by a pitched ball Tuesday, was out of the starting lineup. Manager John Gibbons said Molina could return Saturday. Also, right-hander A.J. Burnett (elbow) could pitch a simulated game early next week and start a minor rehabilitation assignment this month.