Aug
26

Jorge Posada and A-Rod injury updates

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We have an update on Jorge Posada. The Yankee catcher left the game in the top of the 8th when a foul ball hit his glove hand, and Yankee fans everywhere held their collective breath. Reports from the clubhouse are cautiously optimistic. Posada aggravated a ring finger injury from a few weeks ago, according to Yankee skipper Joe Girardi. X-Rays were negative, and he is day-to-day. Posada was scheduled to take tomorrow off as the Yanks play a day game after a night game. We’ll see how he’s feeling this weekend, but with the Yanks enjoying a six-game lead, I would expect Posada to miss a few games as he heals.

Meanwhile, while Joe Girardi originally said that A-Rod would have an x-ray on his foot, subsequent reports indicated that he would not go for the x-ray but is suffering from a bruised right foot. A-Rod apparently hurt his foot when he fouled a ball off it during the 7th inning. He played the 8th inning, and Girardi said he pulled A-Rod due to the score. Girardi does not expect A-Rod to miss time but repeatedly noted how “worried [he] was about Jorgie.” We’ll report more as we know more.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

33 Comments»

  1. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Feel better Jorge <3

    (…damnit Bruney)

  2. ShuutoHeat says:

    That foul ball back onto the front foot looked painful for Arod, considering the whole ball caught the top of the foot. He’s got no protection on top of the Nike SHOX he’s wearing.

  3. Drew says:

    Al aggravated his foot smashing a foul ball right off the top of it.

  4. Little Bill says:

    What a relief. Thank God those vandals who wanted Jose Molina catching half the games in the playoffs didn’t get their wish. Posada is an invaluable member to this team and those who say that his offense can easily be covered by the rest of the lineup have no idea what they’re talking about.

  5. JMK says:

    Pettite: I’m not old. I’m 37. Hey, who said “get off my lawn!”?

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  7. King of Fruity Hypos says:

    Magic number decreases. Hinske, Hairston and especially Molina all need more PT.

    1 Sept comes, Pena and another OF and time off for these guys!

    Comes back to great pitching…the starters go deep in winning efforts and we get to rest guys in late inning defensive swaps.

  8. Zack says:

    If only it was Sept 1 and we could get Cervelli up here for insurance

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  10. Sam says:

    Any chance Pena gets optioned for Cervelli?

  11. Sam says:

    He’s already pulled over! He can’t pull over any farther!

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