Cox hits the DL


Chad Jennings has the scoop: J.B. Cox has been placed on the seven-day DL. He’s not with the team right now, so he doesn’t know exactly what’s going on. Chad’s good with the phone, though, so we might get an update decently soon. We can only hope it’s nothing serious.

On a side note, if I were the editor of a metropolitan area sports section, I’d be chomping at the bit to hire Jennings to cover the Yanks. The dude knows what he’s doing, and has connections throughout the Yanks system.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Brandon

    Ok I’m calling BS on the injury something is up.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Uh, why? If they were shopping him for a trade or something, they’d want him to pitch. Putting him on the DL would only decreases his trade value. I don’t see any benefit to putting a player on the DL.

      His elbow is probably just sore, he’s only 15 months out from surgery. Melancon is 21 months out; who knows what he went through.

      • Brandon

        That’s not my thinking Mike A. I’m thinking Melancon to Scranton and he takes JB’s innings on course to the Bronx. I mean we’re already hearing the Yankees are shopping Hawkins believe it or not. And Melancon has 45 IP this season already.

        • steve (different one)

          right, but how does putting Cox on the DL help anything?

          he’s already in the minors.

          • Brandon

            My guess Melancon is pitching 2-3 innings in Scranton. Again that’s my opinion not a fact.

        • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          That doesn’t make much sense. If they wanted to give Melancon innings in Scranton, they could give him Billy Traber’s innings. Or Heath Phillips’. Or Scott Strickland’s. Or Kei Igawa’s.

          Melancon has a grand total of 19.2 innings under his belt above A-ball. He’s not ready for Triple-A yet, regardless of how dominant he’s been.

          • Brandon

            yet 45 IP what is his cap this year ?

            • whozat

              What does Melancon’s inning cap (if there is one) have to do with Cox going on the DL?

              Like Mike said…if they want to get him innings at AAA, there are other guys they can take them from.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

              I don’t know what Melancon’s or Cox’s innings cap is this year.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

          This would be the most illogical reason for a pitcher to go on the DL ever.

          • Jersey

            Moreso that a bruised ass?

            • Jersey

              Moreso THAN a bruised ass. Dang it.

  • steve (different one)

    isn’t this a metaphor for life?

    the day after Wang comes back to life, Cox goes down.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Well done, well done. I laughed.

  • E-ROC

    That sucks. Hopefully, it isn’t anything serious.

    Any updates on Britton?

  • Newman


    Any ballpark guess on if, and when, we might see any of Robertson/Melancon/Cox (I know he’s hurt now but assuming it’s not serious) get a shot up at the bigs?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Ben, I think I just heard the most illogical, dumbest, aggravating, mind-numbingly stupidest thing ever in my life. Michael Francessa and Christoper Russo were advocating a trade of Jose Reyes and even coming up with potential deals.

    Jose fucking Reyes, he of the most XBH among Major League SS, he of the second best OPS among ML SS (Hanley Ramirez, duh), he of the fifth most Stolen Bases in the majors, he of the second best Runs Created per 27 outs (Ramirez, the stat shows how many runs a team of nine of the same player would score) among ML SS, and he of the second most Runs Created among ML SS. He is the second most prolific offensive Short Stop in the fucking Major Leagues and these two idiots want to trade him away to shake up the New York Mets. To shake the team up. Not only do these two want to trade him but Mr. Francessa also said of Jose Reyes that he is having “a bad year”. That stupid prick.

    I have never been so floored by stupidity in baseball discussion than I was when I heard this crap, Yankee related or not. This has to be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard related to baseball in my life.

    (Yes, this is exactly why I listen to them, on a pretty uneventful day for me these two have entertained me to great ends in those 10 minutes of utter stupidity.)

    • E-ROC

      Just out of morbid curiousity, who was the acquisition in the Reyes trade?

      • Newman

        I was listening to some of it, Francesa wanted Crawford and a “pitcher,” namely Shields b/c he “likes Crawford a lot”

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.
          • E-ROC

            I like Inge a lot. I mean, I like Inge a lot. I would move Wright to first and have Inge at third base. I like Inge a lot. LMAO….wow.

          • beantownbosoxh8er

            HEY! That caller was from my home town! East greenbush New york!
            whoo hooo …..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        They threw out multiple teams:

        Cleveland Indians- Grady Sizemore was the main chip.
        Tampa Bay Rays- Carl Crawford and Matt Garza were the centerpieces.
        San Fran- Tim Lincecum and Omar Vizquel. Jesus.

        The worst part was that they were excluding teams who already have Short Stops like the Detroit Tigers! yes, the Tigers definitely would not want Jose Reyes, they have the great Edgar Renteria! The White Sox would not dare deal for Jose Reyes with the all important Orlando Cabrera. My God.

        The fact that they are so ignorant to the farm systems in baseball just made it comical on how they were visibly racking their brains trying to figure out what players on the other team’s 25-man roster the Mets would want. My God.

    • Glen L

      yup – 120 OPS+ this year to go with 23 stolen bases at an 80% success rate and he’s on pace for 9 FRAA … that’s a mighty terrible year

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Brandon, I also don’t get why you think Brian Cashman and Mark Newman would want to place J.B. Cox on the DL to accommodate Mark Melancon and his innings.

  • E-ROC

    Nomar is set to play shortstop for the Dodgers. That should be fun to watch.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      That should be fun seeing as how Chad Billingsley and his 1.43 ground-outs to fly-outs are on the mound.

  • eddyb

    i was just watching BTN and peter gammons said something about a past whisper (i emphasize “past”) about Brad Penny for Robinson Cano. Has anyone else heard that before?

    • E-ROC

      That’s the first I’ve heard of that rumor. Dodgers need a power bat; the Yanks should give them Melky. lol. j/k.

  • E-ROC

    Does anyone think Chipper Jones will end the season with a batting average of .400?

    • http://www.ilikemygirls.com Seven Costanza

      if he’s hurt and out for the season today, then yes.

  • http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com Mashmore

    I’d…uhhh, you know…want to cover the Yanks too and stuff haha.

    Aceves looks good through 3.

  • A.D.

    Terrible news, hopefully it’s nothing serious, he’s been lights out

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