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Saturday, July 13, 2013, 8:33 p.m.

Alex Rodriguez went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts for the Tampa Yankees on Saturday, dropping to 2 for 18 (.111) with one RBI and five strikeouts in his injury rehabilitation assignment.

One day after meeting with MLB officials probing the distribution of banned performance-enhancing drugs, the Yankees third baseman played seven innings in the field. He also was hit in the lower back by a pitch.

The meeting took place before Friday's game was rained out. It was not known whether Rodriguez refused to answer MLB's questions.

Phils' Revere breaks foot

Phillies center fielder Ben Revere broke his right foot on a foul ball before grounding into a game-ending double play in the opener of a day-night doubleheader against the White Sox.

Altuve inks 4-year deal

The Astros signed second baseman Jose Altuve to a four-year contract through 2017.

Altuve's deal includes club options for 2018 and 2019. reported the deal is worth $12.5 million for four years, with the two club options worth $6 million and $6.5 million.

Extra bases

Brett Lawrie (ankle) was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Blue Jays after missing almost two months. ... The White Sox called up left-hander Donnie Veal from Triple-A Charlotte. ... The Cubs claimed outfielder Cole Gillespie off waivers from the Giants.

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