Nady to undergo MRI on elbow


Per PeteAbe, Xavier Nady wasn’t replaced for defensive purposes in the eighth inning. He felt a sharp pain in his elbow and will undergo an MRI tomorrow. Back in 2002 Nady had Tommy John surgery. We can only hope this isn’t that serious.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Blackdragon905 says:

    damn, this doesn’t sound good at all…

  2. Well, on the plus side, it’ll make it a lot easier to get Posada and Swisher in the lineup. Right? Silver lining?

  3. Reggie C. says:

    Well … shit.

    Good news: Nady’s already in Tampa. We’ll know the results pretty soon i imagine.

  4. Accent Shallow says:

    I thought the whole reason the Yankees had him shelve his slider was to avoid this exact scenario?


  5. Pete says:

    And as someone mentioned on LoHud, this now signals the end of the Nick Swisher ‘Dream Season’.

    • radnom says:

      I’m going to assume so, perhaps ignorantly. The pain tonight was in his right elbow. Would it make sense to get TJ surgery on a non throwing elbow? I’m going to go with no, and figure it was his right elbow last time as well.

  6. Mike says:

    I’m liking the 2009 Matsuzaka.

  7. Bryan says:

    I dont want to jump to conclusions, but this cant be good…

  8. Bernard says:

    Considering Matsui can’t play the field until June, perhaps Shelley Duncan for the bench if it’s a 60 day DL worthy injury and it opens a 40 man spot?

  9. Mike says:

    Glad everyone’s call/demand for a trade of one of their outfielders went unanswered.

  10. Jamal G. says:

    In semi-related news, Chris Carpenter was just taken out of the game for health reasons.

  11. Mike Axisa says:

    I wonder if it was because of that weak little toss to the cutoff man on the sac fly that tied the game. A sharp pain is different from the pop TJers usually hear, but that doesn’t make it better.

  12. E-ROC says:

    John Rodriguez gets promoted, if the injury is serious?

  13. Mike Pop says:

    This stinks up the good night.

  14. Matt says:

    While this will get The Nick Swisher more playing time, I’d rather Nady not be hurt.

    • steve (different one) says:

      i think Swisher had pretty much cemented himself in the lineup going forward.

      this is about their depth, and this would be a pretty big blow.

      the drop of from Nady to Melky is pretty steep.

      Nady is “boring”, but he’s had a hit in every game. that’s pretty nice from your 4th OFer…

      hopefully it’s nothing.

  15. A.D. says:

    Potentially even with an iffy elbow he can still play this season.

  16. Angel says:

    ouch! fu*ck

  17. Heh, Eveland and Matsuzaka threw 83 combined pitches in the first inning.

  18. Mike says:

    I know this doesn’t sound good but shouldn’t we at least wait until the MRI comes back before we start declaring him 60-day DL bound…

  19. Rich says:

    I was actually impressed with what I thought was Girardi’s wicked smart managing.

    Nonetheless, we need Nady. I hope he’s fine.

  20. Bernard says:

    Unrelated but can everyone go on Schilling’s blog (painful, I know) and vote against him in his own greatest pitchers ever bracket poll (what an ass)?


  21. Andrew says:


    Hope it’s nothing too serious, but it wouldn’t be much of a loss, imo.

  22. anonymous says:

    Alex and Tex need to get healthy fast

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  24. VO says:

    Just wrote a post up about this on my blog with possible fill-in options. http://8thinning.blogspot.com/.....ame-8.html

  25. Drew says:

    Does this mean he has been throwing like a girl for a reason?

  26. Jeff says:

    Hopefully its nothing to be concerned about and only tendonitis or something a few days off could fix. The way Nady quietly racked up a 7 game hitting streak was surprising. Until he gets the big RBIs its easy to underestimate him. If he stays healthy and gets hot maybe he can replicate his numbers with the Pirates last year.

    If Nady goes down for any period of time that means Swisher is the everyday RF. It doesn’t seem like Swisher can do anything bad right now. Until he goes into a slump I think Girardi has to play him. He’s been the best hitter and has the highest OBP and SLG on the team. How about his fielding in LF in this past game, really didn’t expect him to reach that one foul ball.

  27. RollingWave says:

    not a good season for Asian SPs so far. Kuroda’s on the DL, Wang / Matsuzaka both looking like some combination of dead arm or whatever, and while Kenshin and Uehara got wins, it hasn’t exactly been pretty.

    This must be the year of Kei Igawa.

  28. Andy says:

    Here’s a novel idea if he is injured – rather than bring up a 30 year old bum like Shelley or JRod, why not give old E-Dunc a shot? He’s still only 24, will probably never have a higher minor league BA than he has now (only kinda joking), can play third for Ransuck, and has played some OF this spring.

    Or hell, live with Melkman as your backup OF, and bring up Russo to play third. Why waste time on retread bums, when you have some younger guys who are better?

  29. cult of basebaal says:

    this from petey:

    BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, 12:55 p.m.: Nothing official yet, but the word is that Xavier Nady will need surgery.

  30. [...] is reporting that Xavier Nady will need surgery on his elbow and be out the rest of the season. Nady hurt himself during last night’s game, saying he felt a sharp pain in his elbow after making a throw. This would obviously be a major [...]

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