Feb
13

Gene Monahan ill, will miss Spring Training

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Via George A. King III, longtime Yankees’ trainer Gene Monahan is going to miss his first Spring Training in 48 years due to a “significant illness that possibly could sideline him for the beginning of the regular season.” Monahan is getting treatment now, which could last for several weeks. Assistant trainer Steve Donohue is going to fill in for the time being.

Get well soon, Gene. You’ll be missed.

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  • Christos

    The trainer missing time with illness, a touch of irony in there

    • andrew

      joking about an older man with a significant illness to get a cheap laugh? cool

      • Christos

        i didnt mean it like that

    • steve

      “That’s amazing. That’s like an ice cream man named, Cone.”

      /kramer’ed

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Oh no. Get well soon.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Just rub some dirt on it, Monahan.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com JMK The Overshare

    This guy lacks grit. They should promote Gardner!

  • mikeymike

    Get well Gene!!!!!!!

  • bexarama

    :( ! Get well soon, Gene.

  • Mr.Jigginz

    Get well soon,Gene…(Not that he’ll read this or anything,but…)

  • Jarvis Potter III

    Steve Donohue is really gonna have to step up his game, replacing a HOF trainer is never easy.

  • Angelo

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • JSquared

    Get well soon Gene.

  • Nickel

    How long has Gene been the trainer? I feel like I remember him always being around ever since I started watching Yankee games in 1985.

    It almost feels like they hired him and Bob Sheppard in a package deal.

    • Zack

      “Yankees’ trainer Gene Monahan is going to miss his first Spring Training in 48 years”

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com JMK The Overshare

        Or, in simpler terms, Julio Franco’s MLB service time.

  • jramey

    we need you gene..

  • scoopemup

    God Bless and get healthy soon.

  • MikeD

    He’s been the Yankees head trainer since 1973, although he’s been part of the Yankee organization in some capacity since 1962, when he served as bat boy and club house attendant. After high school he did time in the Yankee minor leagues, before joining the big club again in the late 60s.

    I hope this isn’t as bad as it sounds. I read an article where Monahan said he was “battling” the situation. Sounds like cancer, but let’s hope not.

    He’s been around so long for now that he’s a newer version of Pete Sheehy. And if you don’t know who Sheehy was, study up on your Yankee history!

    http://www.nytimes.com/1985/08.....-dies.html