MIAMI — Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call soon from his hometown team.

The Miami Marlins are in the market for a power hitter to replace injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who will likely miss the rest of the regular season. They’re discussing whether to reach out to Rodriguez, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday.

Stanton strained his groin Saturday and is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks. Rodriguez, who grew up in South Florida and still lives here, played his final game for the New York Yankees on Friday.

“We’re going to look at everything,” Hill said. “There has been information out there about his situation. I have no idea what his interest level is to continue playing. He has something set up to move into the Yankees front office; I don’t know where his head is on that.”

Stanton, this year’s Home Run Derby winner, leads the Marlins with 25 homers and 70 RBI while batting .244. Justin Bour, who has 15 home runs, is sidelined with an ankle injury, creating a void at first base that Rodriguez could help fill.

Braves: Right-handed pitcher Julio Teheran (right lat strain) allowed one earned run over five innings in a rehab start at Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.


Twins: Outfielder Miguel Sano is scheduled for an MRI Monday for his sore right elbow. Both Manager Paul Molitor and Sano called the move precautionary, although it’s the same elbow that required Tommy John surgery and caused the Twins slugger to miss the 2014 season.

Yankees: Outfielder Brett Gardner and first baseman Mark Teixeira were out of the lineup for the second straight day in New York’s 12-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

Gardner was hit by a pitch above the right ankle Friday and hopes to return Monday or Tuesday. Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira was banged up and could use consecutive days off.

Tigers: Manager Brad Ausmus said there is hope that center fielder Cameron Maybin (sprained left thumb) can start swinging a bat late in the upcoming seven-game homestand. He’s been out since Aug. 4.

Rangers: Left-handed pitcher Derek Holland (left shoulder inflammation) has another rehab outing with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday and is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list Saturday.

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