Spring Training injury update: Teixeira, Cervelli, Aceves


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


  1. Ansky says:

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

  2. Rick in Boston says:

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

  3. Klemy says:

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

  4. CountryClub says:

    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.

  5. Andy_C_23 says:

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

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