Bruney, Marte & Nady closer to returning

Brackman struggles, but Charleston walks off with a win
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Marc Carig has updates on some injured Yanks: Brian Bruney threw 20 pitches yesterday and felt no pain in his elbow (so he says). He thinks he’s a week and a half, or possible less away. Damaso Marte threw 25 pitches from a mound in Tampa and has started to throw some breaking balls, but there is no timetable for his return. Xavier Nady played catch at 75 feet and played in another Extended Spring Training game, but like Marte there is no timetable for his return. Mo knows the Yanks could use all three now.

Brackman struggles, but Charleston walks off with a win
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  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Mo knows best.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Can’t wait for Bruney to come back. I hope he doesn’t get effing injured AGAIN. We need him.

  • Drew

    Don’t pretend your okay then go DL style again.

  • Charlie

    a healthy bruney and an effective marte would be awesome. Huge bullpen upgrade if those guys get better. And the X man would actually give us a guy off the bench that can hit the ball.

    • whozat

      Not sure why people seem to be so hung up on having a bench bat with a big stick. In the primary lineup, there’s not really anyone you’d pinch hit for…and in any other lineup, there’s already a good bat on the bench because someone like Matsui or Posada is sitting down.

      • AndrewYF

        I can’t think of too many situations where a second pinch-hitter would be needed.

        Nady’s value is platooning with Matsui, so we don’t have to see crap like Melky in RF and Gardner in CF while Swisher DHs against tough lefties.

        • Drew

          “crap like Melky”

        • OmgZombies!

          Your post is crap I do not wish to see
          Melky has been very good this year so far, no need to call him names.

  • anonymous

    Who is this Marte you speak of?

    • AndrewYF

      He’s the mythical second lefty the Yankees planned to have in their bullpen. He throws 93 and has a long history of success in the majors.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Well, I could be wrong, but I believe Marte is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.

      • handtius


    • OmgZombies!

      The Carl Pavano of relievers

  • dkidd

    teixeira on a pace to drive in 155 runs

  • The Artist

    Now if Bruney could only figure out how to swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon, we’d be all set.