Apr
24

Wang, Ransom hit the DL

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We’ve got a couple of roster moves late tonight via the postgame. Chien-Ming Wang has been placed on the DL following an appointment with the team’s rehab specialist in Tampa, and has been replaced on the roster with David Robertson. Cody Ransom pulled his quad in the later innings of tonight’s game and has also been placed on the DL, but no word on his replacement yet. I’m guessing they’ll end up DFAing someone (coughHumbertoSanchezcough) so they can add Angel Berroa to the 40-man and have another infielder available.

Brian Bruney is also on the shelf, having been sent back to New York to have his elbow checked out tomorrow morning. That sucks.

Update (12:33am): The official word on Wang is “weakness in his hips,” which will require just physical rehabilitation. Phil Hughes is the far too obvious candidate to replace him in the rotation, and me thinks he’ll make at least four starts in Wang’s place.

Ransom has some sort of tear in his quad and that could be kinda serious, so he may end up missing a good chunk of time. Bruney wasn’t worried about his elbow and didn’t want to see a doctor, but the team ordered him too. There’s a chance he’ll be back with the team in time for tomorrow’s game.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Thomas A. Anderson

    I can already hear the chorus of Joba to the ‘pen.

    Gag me with a spoon. ugh.

    • Zack

      Joba to the 9th and Mariano to the 8th!!!!

  • Joey H

    Damn. When it rains, it pours.

    • Evan

      Okay so we lose Ransom who is 8 for 48 and has an OPS of .502 and Wang who has an ERA of 34.50. These are not two people who have been helping the cause. We get to see Berroa who is smoking it in AAA (He can go 9 for 50 with 1 HR and be better than Cody Ransom) and Phil Hughes (who can be what he was last year for us and still be better than Wang right now). I don’t think this is the end of the world. Plus the Bruney thing is a good sign that he thinks nothing is wrong. If we lose Bruney then there is cause for concern. Wang, Ransom…these things don’t concern me right now.

  • BigBlueAL

    I still dont like carrying 13 pitchers, hope that if Bruney does unfortunately hit the DL they call up another position player.

    I assume Hughes gets called up for Jackson on Tuesday.

    • Brian

      Yeah, they’ll need to call Hughes up on tuesday, but after extra innings tonight, it’s wise to wait on that call-up for now. We could use the extra bullpen arm.

      • A.D.

        Exactly no reason to jump the gun when they don’t have to.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Eh, I always liked Humberto but he can’t stay healthy I guess. Too bad we can’t make a deal with him involved or others on the 40 man to clear spots. But, we aren’t in a fairy tale here.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    DFAing Sanchez does make sense, he’s injuried and no one would want him.

  • A.D.

    Humberto could probably just be a 60 day DL candidate.

  • Blackdragon905

    What’s the chances Melancon gets called up?

    • Brooklyn Ed

      if Bruney does indeed hit the DL.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        If Bruney hits the DL, it’ll either be Tomko or Melancon. Tomko requires a 40-man move. So probably Melancon.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          So does Melancon.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          My pick is Claggett.

          • Joey H

            My pick is FARNSY!
            Lol. Just stirring the Mayhem. You called it the other day Jamal.

            • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

              Heh, stop giving me credit, I wanted to be dead wrong.

              • Joey H

                Well you are half wrong. You said his foot.

    • A.D.

      very very low.

      • A.D.

        actually i should amend that, if Bruney’s elbow is real bad he could very well be called up.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Why not 60-day DL Cody Ransom? That way you can swap his 40-man spot with Angel Berrora, and when ARod comes back in roughly the same time Cody would be eligible to return from a 15-day DL stint, you can DFA Berrora. I think that’s better than just throwing away the potential of Humberto Sanchez.

    This all depends on the severity of Hansom Randsom’s injury, obviously, but without knowing all the information, that seems like a plausible option, no?

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

      If he needs to be on the DL that long, then sure. but if not, Humberto’s the most obvious candidate right now.

  • Evan

    Can we DFA Ransom and let him fall off the 40 man. He will likely get thru waivers and we can just keep him.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      you cant DFA if he’s on the DL.

  • -McCarthy-

    Robertson is on his way up for Wang.

    My guess is Berroa will be up for Ransom.

    Bruney will get an MRI tomorrow and they will see what is up. If he needs to go on the DL. My guess Hughes is next. If he is alright then my guess is either Jackson or Robertson get sent back down??

    This sucks. That was really painful to watch. We just handed it to them.

    • A.D.

      With Bruney its 3 scenarios:

      Really nothing major, he can pitch right away, rejoins team.

      Minor injury, 15 day DL, Claggett up.

      Something major, 60 day DL, Melancon up.

  • daneptizl

    Any chances Russo comes up?

    • A.D.

      Hes on the DL with a hammy in AAA.

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

      He’s on the DL.

      • daneptizl

        What if he hadn’t been. Would he have still been behind Berroa? At least 2nd place?

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

          Yeah, still behind Berroa.

        • Joey H

          You’re just trying to piss people off, are you not?

  • Joey H

    Well, what would it cost us prospect wise to acquire Farnsworth?

    BA—– HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Chill folks. All is good in the world. We clear the spot for Hughes on Tuesday and get rid of that bum Ransom now. However the Bruney issue hurts but lets not count our eggs before they hatch.

  • Zak

    Welcome to the Bronx, Mark Melancon.

  • Joey H

    I quote from Tito Francona ” his balls are all over the place”

  • BigBlueAL

    Boy Burnett’s starts always follow some kind of crisis huh???? 1st start followed losing first 2 games, 2nd start followed blowout in Tampa, 3rd start followed 22-4 embarrassment vs the Indians. Now he faces Beckett following heartbreaking loss vs Red Sox, a depleted bullpen and a rash of injuries.

    • Joey H

      And we won all three did we not?

      • BigBlueAL

        Yup.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        Cash: an infielder and Robertson will be up tomorrow.

        • Brooklyn Ed

          oops.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        MVP!
        MVP!

        He also pitched the day of my Aunt’s funeral…

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          I know you’re going through a rough time but I think we all know how you feel……

          I know what it’s like to lose someone close to you and know how hard it can be to cope with but I think it’s time to stop bringing it into these posts multiple times a day. I’m sorry if I come off dickish, I don’t mean too but I just feel like this isn’t the place for that.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    damn, does Cash go to every game?

  • A.D.

    Also Christian Garcia could be 60 day DL.

    • daneptizl

      No!

      • A.D.

        why not?

        • daneptizl

          Cause he’s my homeboy. But for real, didn’t Nardi say he started on the DL just because they had to build his innings up.

  • daneptizl

    Cash is chill. Just chewing on the Minty Fresh gum.

  • A.D.

    Hips for Wang…interesting.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Cashman says it’s Wang’s hips that are screwed. Physical therapy is all that’s needed, however.

    • Joey H

      That is very comforting. That would explain the poor plant on his land foot.

  • BigBlueAL

    Whats Cash saying about Bruney????

    • Joey H

      Infielder up tomorrow. Robertson up. Bruney is unknown. He can either be back tomorrow or .. lets not say. And CWM is working on those hips with a therapist, Just to strengthen them.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      he said, Bruney didnt wanna go back to NY. Cash made him go back, if he’s okay..he comes back.

    • A.D.

      Hes had some discomfort with elbow, Bruney wasn’t worried and didn’t want to return to NY to go to the doc. He will be checked out tomorrow, and they will go from there.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Nada, just that all necessary tests will be done.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Cash: an infielder and Robertson will be up tomorrow. didnt said which infielder.

  • BigBlueAL

    Assuming Berroa is called up, does he become the everyday 3b????

    • Joey H

      For 7 days. Till that guy.. oh whats his face comes back.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      sadly. yes. Pena should be playing everyday but it does make sense for having Pena as a defensive replacement for Berrora late in the game.

      • Evan

        I don’t see why everyone is down on Berroa. He can’t be any worse than Ransom. So worst case scenario this is a lateral move and not an upgrade and we deal with another Ransom-esque player for 10 more days…

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    What the hell? Are the Hips the ‘in’ injury or something? All the cool kids are doing it?

    • Joey H

      It’s not an injury. I would call it a flaw judging by what Cashmoney said.

    • BigBlueAL

      The kids nowadays are doing the Ricky Bobby.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Yeah, Alex Gordon is out for 8-10 weeks with a hip labrum injury as well.

    • Drew

      That offseason belly dancing program has really been a detriment to players’ health.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hasnt Bruney had TJ surgery already??? Or no???

    • Joey H

      Nope. Not from what I’ve found.

    • A.D.

      I don’t think he has.

  • BigBlueAL

    Shouldnt the Yankees just call-up Tomko already???? With Joba and assuming Hughes in the rotation now and the lack of innings being pitched by the starters, just call-up a long reliever already.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      It’s not that easy,. You gotta find room on the 40 man first.

      • BigBlueAL

        Shit thats right forgot Tomko is not on the 40-man.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    from Pete Abe:

    The Yankees will get an infielder here tomorrow and will need to make a 40-man move to do so. Brian Cashman said he needed to talk to Dave Miley, the Scranton manager. One would think Angel Berroa gets the call.

    I would be shocked if its either Duncan or Russo gets the call over Berrora.

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      No Duncan, please. Get some fresh meat up here.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        Eric Duncan. Not Shelley.

    • A.D.

      Figure gotta be Russo, because he’s a toss away player that they can DFA.

      Could be Leone or someone like that though

      • Brooklyn Ed

        Leone has a mild foot injury so he’s out of the equation. Leone would be a good choice since he could play everywhere.

        • A.D.

          Ah didn’t realize, so chances are its Berroa, maybe Bernier.

  • Joey H

    Now this emphasizes the importance of strong starts from CC. He has stunk it up 3 times already. Time for him to be SEE SEE.

    • Drew

      * SI SI

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      ?

      The Yanks won two of his four starts; one he lost was a legit loss and the other one he started well and the ‘pen blew.

      I think you’re confusing CC with CMW.

      • Joey H

        No. CC has had one CC-like performance and you know it. That one in KC. His first one was terrible, as was his last one. We need him to give us more quality innings which I know he will it’s just times like these that point out the importance of it all. We have an ace in the hole, time to pull it out.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          He had a 13.50 ERA last April.

          Relax.

          • andrew

            That doesn’t change the fact that April’s almost over and it’s about time for him to step up, as Joey said

    • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

      I do agree we need to start seeing better performances from CC. April is almost over CC. May is a comin. I am sure we will.

  • stuart

    why is a bullpen depleted??Coke threw 11 pitches, ABeledajo about 20, etc.

    It is not against the law to pitch 2 innings over 2 days, there arm will not fall off….

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Tomorrow’s available relievers are: Albaladejo; Veras; Edwar; Robertson; Jackson. Coke, Marte and Mo threw 26, 26 and 30 pitches, respectively, so they probably won’t be available.

      • BigBlueAL

        God lets hope AJ goes at least 7.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          Right now, AJ’s got my vote for MVP

  • daneptizl

    The time is almost here for the real season to start with A-Rod at 3B, CC’s post 1st-4-starts-syndrome, and Hughes in for Wang. And Rancid(?) on the DL.

  • B.George

    Roberton is going to strike out the side tomorrow and get sent down right after the game.

    • Rich

      I realize that you’re being sarcastic, but if it means a win, where do I sign?

  • A.D.

    I hope that is the legit reason for Wang’s troubles, and not a bs reason to DL him.

    • B.George

      he has a “hips” problems when there was no sign of him having “hips” problems while a rod is rehabing in Tampa with the hip specialist helping a rod rehab……little convienent no?

  • Drew

    Cash said “I have to pull a rabbit out of a hat.” I wonder if he has something in the works or if he was just referring to maneuvering the 40.

    • Rich

      Likely the latter. There really aren’t moves of any significance to be made in April.

    • A.D.

      Even if he did make a trade, the player probably wouldn’t make it to Boston on time

      • Brooklyn Ed

        hmm Nady and Marte made it on time last season when they were acquired during the game.

        • A.D.

          Barmes & Murton from the Rox??

        • A.D.

          Main difference was they were traded for ~8PM, and I’m note sure if Marte was there the next day.

          • Brooklyn Ed

            actually, it was 10 pm. both Marte and Nady made their debut on the same day.

  • tim randle

    where can i go learn about the requirements of the 40 man and options?

  • josh

    by june: melancon and austin jackson will be on this team.

    • Giuseppe Franco

      No way.

      I can see Melancon, but not Jackson.

      They want him playing everyday in Triple-A and he needs a full season there.

    • Drew

      We rushed Melk man, we won’t rush Ajax. A full season of preening is in order.

    • whozat

      Awesome and holy crap, that would be completely reactionary and stupid and wouldn’t help now OR for the future.

  • dkidd

    useless yet interesting fact: yanks are now 81-81 in extra inning games versus the sox

  • Drew

    I guess we’ll know soon if Berroa gets the call and who is dropped from the 40 man. I’m intrigued by the thought of bringing up Duncan though. I mean, he’s already ruined his “prospect” value. If this is one of his patented hot streaks, why not bring him up while he’s hot, watch him play 3rd and take it from there? After all, Al will be back soon and Cody will probably be ready to go in a few weeks to return as our super utility guy.

    • Evan

      Do you want Ransom back as your super utility guy? He has gotten every day at-bats and just been terrible. Go with Pena or Berroa if he keeps hitting the ball. Ransom has no business being on this team even when he is 100% healthy. He is just not a great baseball player. I hate to see people go down with injuries, but this will work out well for us. Maybe Berroa gets a couple of hits today. Everyone will be saying “Why wasn’t Berroa up here last week!!!!!BLAAHHH” or something like that.

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