Robertson out at least two weeks

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Updated 6:05 p.m.: The Yankees have just updated us with information about David Robertson. The right-handed strike-out specialist reported elbow discomfort earlier this week, and after getting an MRI in New York, he saw Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. The arm expert has recommended 10-14 days of rest for Robertson before the reliever should restart a throwing program. With 3.5 weeks left in the regular season, the Yankees could get Robertson back before the playoffs if his elbow responds well to treatment.

In fact, according to team officials, Robertson’s rest should line him up for a return before the playoffs. George A. King III spoke with Brian Cashman, and the Yanks’ GM was bullish on two-week return for Robertson. “He won’t be out more than 10 days to two weeks,” Brian Cashman said to King. “He should be pitching before September [ends]. It’s great news. I talked to [his] agent and David is really is pumped. Like everyone else, he wants to be part of it and he wants to be healthy.”

Over the last few weeks, Robertson had emerged as one of Joe Girardi‘s go-to guys for the middle innings. The 24-year-old has thrown 41 innings over 42 appearances and has a 3.29 ERA. He has allowed 34 hits while walking 22 and striking out 61 or 13.4 per 9 IP, tops among Yankee pitchers. All of a sudden, Brian Bruney, Phil Coke and Damaso Marte have to be ready to step up their games.

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  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    2 weeks is good enough, I hope he becomes fresh for the playoff run. Bruney really has to step up now (will he?) now that Girardi will probably use him more frequently.

    If he gets shut down though, how will the pitching staff for the playoffs look now?

  • Tom Zig

    Get well soon Robo.

    If we shut him down for the season does that open up a spot for Gaudin? or Melancon? or…?

    • Lanny

      Why Melancon? What has he done in NY to warrant anything right now?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Damn, this sucks. I <3 D-Rob.

  • Dela G

    i would give up my left arm for bruney to stop walking people

  • Ed

    If it really is the elbow where his soreness is, that’s a good sign. It means worst case is he has bone chips and needs relatively minor surgery. Surgery for bone chips usually results in just a few months recovery time, as long as it’s caught in time before it causes more damage (see Pavano).

    Ligament and tendon injuries present themselves as forearm soreness. Tendons are the real wildcard – seems to be 6 months if you’re lucky, over a year if you’re not.

  • The Scout

    The news could have been a LOT worse, so we should not complain even if it sidelines him for the rest of this year.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      How DARE YOU challenge my right to complain!

      HOW DARE YOU, SIR!

      [pulls off white glove and slaps The Scout in the face]

      • Jack

        I SAID GOOD DAY!

      • The Scout

        Enjoy your rights, by all means! I merely wanted to suggest there is a silver lining here.

  • ADam

    All Good…2 weeks puts him on a throwing program on the 24th
    enough time for a tuneup in the KC or Tampa Series…

  • JGS

    Any visit to Dr. Andrews that doesn’t end in season-ending surgery is a plus. get well soon K-Rob

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Damn too bad.

    If he’s back for the playoffs though it’s really no harm no foul.

  • Moshe Mandel

    One minute, i just realized the most interesting portion of this post.

    There is no link.

    Did you get this from the Twitter update? None of the reporters have updated their blogs with this. Twitter is really revolutionizing data about sports.

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

      Yup. The Yanks’ PR office updated via Twitter. There’s a link now because The Post tracked down Cashman, but I just added it about 20 minutes after getting the news from the source.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Tweet tweet, bitch. Tweet tweet.

      • Moshe Mandel

        It really is amazing. As fans get more direct access from teams and players, I wonder how much newspapers might cut back on actual beat reporters. What would be their function if news can be gotten directly from the source? They would basically just be collectors of banal quotes used to fill column space.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Perhaps.

          Perhaps Twitter will place less emphasis on the beat reporter aspect of the beat reporter, and more emphasis of the investigative journalist aspect of the beat reporter.

          I don’t need Pete Abe to tell me that David Robertson will be out two weeks, I need Pete Abe to tell me how that figure was arrived at and if there was any controversy or disagreement about the figure, and if there are any potential ramificatiosn of those potential controversies or disagreements.

          • Moshe Mandel

            Agreed. People are afraid that the proliferation of blogs and free news on the internet will kill reporting. I think it will kill the reporting that could be done by an idiot with a bit of access. It will actually help the careers of those who can use that access to do some investigative work, and get us data that we could never hope to get sitting at home.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Bingo.

              Woodward and Bernstein like a mutha.

              • TheLastClown

                Read Russ Baker’s “Family of Secrets”

                Vewwy vewwy intewesting information on the ol’ Bern/Wood duo.

            • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

              That may be true, but investigative work is almost always a lengthy, costly process. How will it be funded? IJ is usually one of the first parts to be cut from a publication for the reasons already listed, and I’m not sure that the model (or lack thereof, more accurately) of blogging enables the capital for IJ to be a long-term solution. Perhaps something will come of it in the future; I could see a scenario in which reporters follow their own stories, do investigative work, and charge advertising on their blogs. Still, not many reporters could sustain that sort of risk.

              Maybe blogging and the news being “free” (economists hate free lunch) will likely weed out some beat reporters, but I doubt the papers or whoever is funding these happenings will put the money back into investigative journalism. I hope I’m wrong.

              • Lanny

                What blogs and twitter and other things dont do is any reporting. Blogs just link/steal content. Throw their 2 cents in on it. But they dont do any work for it. They dont pay for it. Another company does. It costs money to do proper reporting. And not charging for content is killing them right now. Why are they giving away everything for free? Its pointless.

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

                  Based on this comment, Lanny, it’s quite clear that you have no idea what you’re talking about. To claim that blogs and people on Twitter don’t do any reporting or “steal content” is simply ignorant.

    • steve

      thats a sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

      /conan o’brien’ed

      • adeel

        using woodward and bernstein as a model of investigative journalism is sad…. they were led around by a bitter FBI employee. People use that as an example, but if you look at the facts, it’s more like deep throat found them than the other way around.

  • Free Mike Vick

    title is a little misleading since cash said “He won’t be out more than 10 days to two weeks”

    so….cash said it could be before 2 weeks…so “atleast 2 weeks” is just a little misleading…just saying…not trying to step on your toes, ben

    • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      “The arm expert (Dr. James Andrews) has recommended 10-14 days of rest for Robertson before the reliever should restart a throwing program.”

  • Troy

    ” …Like everyone else, he wants to be part of it and he wants to be healthy.

    Wow, who wouldn’t?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Carl Pavano.

      • Lanny

        Hes pitching for contracts now. He toughs it out.

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