Marte placed on DL with a sore shoulder


Well that explains it. The Yanks have placed lefty reliever Damaso Marte on the DL with a bum shoulder, according to PeteAbe’s 10:23 & 10:59am updates. Marte came back from the WBC with a sore shoulder, but he says this latest ailment occurred when the team was in Boston. No word yet on how long he’ll be out; Anthony Claggett has been called up to take his spot on the roster.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. yankees=warriors says:

    Why not call up Jackson (Steven)?

  2. V says:

    At least there’s legit explanation as to why he wasn’t used.

    I still don’t get why teams are so averse to using the DL – the Indians, at least, put Hafner on as SOON as there was a hint of a problem

  3. Moshe Mandel says:

    Well, this should really put the whole “joe is clueless with the pen” thing to bed. 7 relievers have between 7 and 11 appearances, with Marte being at the low end with 7. The only weird thing was not using Marte this week, and now we know why.

  4. andrew says:

    Oh well. Hopefully he rights that ship and hurries back. We kinda sorta need him. Throwing all this shit at the wall and hoping some of it sticks isn’t exactly working as well as when we drew it up in the playbook.

  5. Corey Nord-Podberesky says:

    “Anthony Claggett was been called up”

  6. They can’t call up Jackson cos it hasn’t been 10 days since he was sent down.

    You know, I wish, when players were hurt bad enough to not be able to do their job, they’d say so…

  7. Steve H says:

    But relievers don’t get hurt. That’s what the B-jobbers want us to believe. And of course, Brandon Morrow, former starter converted to the pen (stupidly) just hit the DL as well.

  8. teixeira is the man says:

    time to release veras. he sucks more ass than an enema.

  9. Eric says:

    Why not bring up a bat for pinch hitting purposes…that seems more logical than bringing up Clagget (he’s a bum anyway)

    • Moshe Mandel says:

      Pretty quick to call him a bum, after one bad appearance. In 1995, a Yankee pitcher made his debut, and allowed 8 hits, 3 walks, a homer, and 5 earned runs in 3.1 innings. His name? Mariano Rivera. Claggett’s no Rivera, but lets try to maintain perspective- he got rocked in his MLB debut.

  10. Reggie C. says:

    The Bruney and Marte injuries only magnify Cash’s mistake of not signing Juan Cruz. Some of those Veras and Albaladejo blowups could’ve been mitigated with the Cruz addition.

  11. Andrew says:

    RAB must feel pretty silly right about now.

  12. Hey, so semi-on-topic about hurt players:

    There’s no Peña or Swisher in today’s line up. I get Swisher’s elbow might still be bothering him =(, but I don’t remember seeing Peña get hurt yesterday…

  13. ARX says:

    So…A-Rod, Bruney, Marte, Nady, Ransom, plus Wang’s meltdown, Swisher’s elbow (hope that heals fast…) and Teixeira’s wrist, did I miss anyone? :/ Plus CC’s mediocrity and the pen being awful? Thank God for 13-11.

    Having said that, PLEASE lets take 3 of 4 from the Angels, for once? ;)

  14. cult of basebaal says:

    I have a feeling they might not get this one in … looks like the 1st break in the rain is somewhere in West Virginia right now …

  15. r.w.g. says:

    Right after you guys made that whole post about what a terrible job Girardi was doing with the bullpen… despite having a track record of bullpen success with two different franchises over two major league seasons.

    Aren’t you guys always prattling on about sample size? Right.

    • ARX says:

      Just because a sample size is small doesnt mean you can’t make note of it. If someone screws up, it maybe be one or two out of 5000 but theyre still screw ups and you have the right to point them out. And w/o knowing Marte’s been hurt, Girardi’s move were head-scratchers at best.

      • Moshe Mandel says:

        His only real headscratcher was using Veras twice this weekend without using Marte once. You can certainly point that out. Making the leap from there to “Girardi sucks at bullpen management” is what people took issue with.

        • yankees=warriors says:

          The fact that he’s been taking the starters out too late still supports that opinion, though.

          • Moshe Mandel says:

            With the way the ‘pen has been pitching, I would much rather see the starters try to get those outs than the bullpen. CC Sabathia has shown no trouble in those situations in his career in the past.

  16. E-ROC says:

    That sucks. Hopefully, the injury isn’t lingering through the rest of the season. I guess Mark Melancon and Phil Coke will probably be the main “bridge” to Mo.

  17. GG says:

    I’m not in NY…Is this game going to be played today?

  18. Ok, I know i was blabbin about this yesterday but…
    I found another pitcher who had comparable minor league numbers to hughes

    clay bucholz

    H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
    6.6 0.6 2.5 10.9 4.39



    H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
    6.0 0.2 2.2 10.1 4.52

    H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
    5.9 0.5 2.1 12.3 5.78

    While clay is 2 years old his numbers are very similar. Beckett looks like he owns him with the K’s but Beckett never pitched in AAA so his stats are only at the lower level of the minors.

    Looking for more pitchers with similar numbers trying to throw some graphs up, anyone got anything?
    Sorry if this is getting annoying but I keep wasting precious studying time searching through tones of minor league numbers and i m finding very litte!

    • whozat says:

      I’m just not sure why I’m supposed to care…are you trying to convince me that Hughes will be good? Because I already believe that…

  19. na i m trying to compile data on those who have performed similarly to phil hughes. I m trying to see how good and i want to follow his trends a certain way. Just wondering if anyone has better memory than me thats all. I m sure there are plenty of guys who dominated in the minors and sucked it on the big league level just wonder who is all lol

  20. Drew says:

    Why not call up a damn position player? This is getting ridiculous with the relievers.

  21. nick blasioli says:

    is that all they can do…call up a. clagget…i think he sucks…well, he sure did that last time up, and he did in spring training also…i just dont get it…

  22. rsam says:

    claggett is terrible why dont we call up igawa instead let he earn is 4 million per year.

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