Bleich likely headed for shoulder surgery


Via Tim Bontemps, Double-A lefthander Jeremy Bleich is likely headed for shoulder surgery after being placed on the disabled list a few days ago. “I don’t know,” said farm director Mark Newman, who was downcast when delivering the news. “We’re getting some information back from the doctors … he had more tests (yesterday).” Bleich, the team’s 7th best prospect coming into the season, has dealt with elbow injuries in the past, but this is his first shoulder issue.

The Stanford alum was the team’s highest signed draft pick in 2008, but he’s struggled mightily since being promoted to Double-A Trenton last season. He had a 26-28 K/BB ratio in 41.1 IP this season, though he did allow fewer than a hit per inning.

Categories : Asides, Injuries, Minors
  • Rip Van Winkle

    And the injury bug has spread to the minors…

    (not to be bossy or anything, but where is last night’s DOTF? Jesus had a monster game.)

    • Stryker

      mike, who usually does DOTF, was at the yanks/mets game last night.

    • Cult of Basebaal

      Jesus ROMINE had a monster game.



      (though it *is* nice to see Montero with multiple hits)

  • pat

    Well this fucking blows.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oy vey.

  • Reggie C.

    Two relatively injury free seasons and flashes of added velocity had me bullish on Bleich. This news is disappointing for sure, and essentially leaves the farm sans any active LHSP prospects. It just hasnt been a good year for Yankees pitching prospects aside from Jo-Ram and Stoneburner.

    I hope Opp finds himself in a position to draft a high ceiling HS pitcher with his first pick. I hope a Mike Montgomery type can found at the bottom of the 1st.

    • Jamal G.

      It just hasnt been a good year for Yankees pitching prospects aside from Jo-Ram and Stoneburner.

      Hector Noesi and Adam Warren say hi.

      • Reggie C.

        Noesi is 23 and feasted on High-A players. There’s alot to like beginning with the k/9 rate, but lets see how Noesi handles better hitters. Warren’s got 3-years of ACC experience, so its no shocker he’s had a good start against High-A hitters.

        These guys are better prospects for sure, but they take a back seat to Man-Ban and Jo-Ram. I’d even say Noesi and Warren take a back-seat to Bleich, who had some growing hype entering 2010.

        • Jamal G.

          Please stop with those nicknames.

          • Cult of Basebaal


            Except you forgot the part where you pointed out they aren’t actually ‘nicknames’.

  • Cult of Basebaal

    So, I guess this answers the question about Bleich’s name, it’s pronounced, “blech”.

    Too bad, I was hoping he’d go all Andy Petitte jr. on us …

    Good luck, Jeremy.

  • Coolerking101

    Noesi to start at AA today!

    Romine and Montero explode in the minors. Not a bad day.

  • Cult of Basebaal


    Those are Austin Romine’s stats when hitting at Trenton? This Romine kid SUCKS!

    Wait. What’s that you say? Trenton’s a notorious hitters park, especially in the cold, damp spring?

    Well, what’s he hitting on the road.


    Hey Jesus, you’d better watch your ass, objects in the rearview mirror are closer than they seem …

  • Eric SanInocencio

    I was pretty critical of the pick back when it happened, especially with guys like Melville and Lobstein still on the board. I don’t ever root for anyone to get hurt, so I wish him a speed recovery, but this pick looks like a mistake right now. Hate to see the Yanks miss on such a high pick. Unfortunate.