Apr
01

Spring Training injury update: Teixeira, Cervelli, Aceves

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As the Yankees wrap up camp, a few players are dealing with some various aches and pains that come with Spring Training. I have some brief updates on three players bound for the 25-man roster who are all recovering from injuries. Mark Teixeira got hit on the elbow by a Jeremy Guthrie pitch earlier this week. X-Rays were negative, and after sitting out a few days and getting treatment on the bruise, he is scheduled to be back in the lineup today. Back-up catcher Francisco Cervelli has what the team is calling a minor Grade 1 hamstring strain. He probably won’t play again during the Grapefruit League, but the Yanks do not anticipate putting him on the DL to start the season. Finally, Alfredo Aceves is set to test his balky back in a game tomorrow. How he responds to pitching will determine the composition of the Opening Day bullpen.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Ansky

    All this time we’ve been worried about NJ when we should’ve been worried about Cervelli, yikes.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      We shoulda signed Johnny Damon to be our backup catcher.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

        “We shoulda signed Johnny Damon Hideki Matsui to be our backup catcher.”

        FTFY!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          We could take bets on how many games it would take for his knees to explode.

          Literally, explode. With fireballs and everything.

          Put me down for “1″.

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

            I’ll take the under on that.

            Like, in practice weeks before the first game!

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

            Literally, explode. With fireballs and everything.

            And silicone raining from the skies?

  • Rick in Boston

    Hamstrings are tough and seem to linger. Maybe time to use that last 40-man spot on Mike Rivera?

    • A.D.

      Just leave the spot open, no reason to commit to it.

  • Klemy

    At least Tex is back in the lineup. Glad that wasn’t serious.

  • CountryClub

    With all the off days, Cervelli might not be needed the first week anyway. However, Posada woke up with a stiff neck today (according to Lohud) and isn’t playing today.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Meh, he’ll just rub some pee on it, he’ll be fine.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

        Have you ever watched that crazy Brit, Bear Grylls, on Man vs. Wild?

        He regularly pees on his t-shirt and wraps it around his head when in the desert.

        I’ve also seen him squeeze “water” out of animal dung (elephant?), and drink it.

        • Thomas

          It was a elephant dung IIRC.

          Additionally, I’ve seen him dig through bear poo and pull out undigested pieces of apples, which he the washed off and ate.

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

            Knowing Bear, I’m surprised he bothered washing them! :-p

            I prefer Survivor Man myself; he’s really out there alone. And he doesn’t climb waterfalls and other superhuman things that Bear does, which are quite possibly a waste of energy you might have trouble replenishing.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    If Cervelli is hurt, is there any chance we see Jesus get some time in the Bigs early this year?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I doubt it.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Dang

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Don’t be mad, it’s not necessary. It’s too soon for Montero.

          Patience, young padawan.

    • radnom

      They won’t bring up Jesus to sit on the bench.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

      And so it begins….

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        (unwraps burrito, wipes down microwave)

        • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

          :-0