A-Rod book out Monday
■ The release of A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez has been moved up to Monday because details of Rodriguez's possible steroid and HGH use as a teenager and as a Yankee leaked out over the past week. Rodriguez has refused comment, and Yankees Manager Joe Girardi questioned Sunday why the book was even written.
In the book, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Selena Roberts traces much of the slugger's behavior to his father's decision to separate from the family when Alex was 10. "I think like any child, you never want to be abandoned again. In order to sort of keep people near him, people close, please people, I think he always felt that he had to be better than good," Roberts said in a telephone interview Sunday.
Roberts concludes A-Rod likely had to have used steroids while in high school, before Seattle selected him with the top pick in the 1993 draft.
"Scouts didn't recognize him," she said. "In his sophomore year he could barely bench press 100 pounds. By his junior year, he was bench pressing 300 pounds."
■ Erick Aybar has a swollen lip and is a little sore, but Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said the slick-fielding shortstop was OK one day after a deflected throw struck him in the face. "I imagine that he'll be available tomorrow, but we'll see," Scioscia said.
■ Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was out of the lineup for the second straight game because of a stiff back.
■ The Yankees placed left-hander Damaso Marte on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with weakness and tendinitis in his pitching shoulder. Marte is 0-1 with a 15.19 ERA in seven games.
■ The Marlins have gone a club-record 16 straight games without a win by a starting pitcher.
■ Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis has four homers and 15 RBI in his last 14 games.
■ Giants left-hander Barry Zito has a 1.33 ERA in 201⁄3 innings over his last three starts.
■ Royals DH Jose Guillen has three homers since coming off the disabled list April 24.
Greg Maddux and Ferguson Jenkins played in different eras, but they used similar styles — and wore the same jersey number — to become two of the best pitchers in Chicago Cubs' history.
Their No. 31 was retired prior to the Cubs' game against the Florida Marlins on Sunday.
With their families sitting beside them, Jenkins and Maddux each gave a brief speech. The aces then watched from home plate as former teammates — Randy Hundley and Glenn Beckert for Jenkins and Jody Davis for Maddux — lifted their numbers to the top of the foul poles at Wrigley Field.
Maddux's jersey went up in right and Jenkins, a Hall of Famer, had his number go in left.
"This game gives you so much every day you play it, and when you stop playing it keeps giving," said Maddux, who retired last December as the eighth-winningest pitcher in major-league history with 355. "Sometimes you feel guilty about it."