May
14

Swisher day-to-day with biceps strain

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Update (11:01pm): The MRI came back negative, thankfully, and Swish is day-to-day. They’re calling it a slight sprain. I’m assuming he won’t play tomorrow, and if we don’t see him until Monday, I won’t complain.

8:33pm: It is indeed the biceps, and Swisher has been taken to the hospital for a “precautionary MRI.” The absolute last thing the Yankees need is an injury to another outfielder right now.

8:04pm: Nick Swisher was removed from tonight’s game after three innings and one at-bat for an unknown reason. He missed yesterday’s game with a sore biceps, and was shaking his arm while at-bat and in the field earlier this game. Hopefully it’s just a little sore and they’re playing it safe. We’ll update this post if we find out anything more.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • dkidd

    nick swisher doesn’t leave games…

  • rek4gehrig

    It’s his bicep, isnt it?

  • NYC

    Just great…

  • http://www.conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

    Ugh, Randy Winn. It’s never good when you’re a reject of the SF Giants non-existent offense…

    I predict he’s gone by mid-season. We need better on the bench…

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      I mean, over his career he’s been an above average defender in the corners…and an average-ish hitter. I mean, he’s a shit ton better option than Golson or who ever else…I mean who else can you sign that’s a borderline regular for the bench? Maybe if the Angels fall out of it a guy like Juan Rivera becomes an option…but as far as realistic trade options none are much better than Randy Winn. Hopefully Granderson comes back and he’ll be back on the pine.

    • pat

      273/.429/.409 this month in 29 AB’s. SSS, but not terrible.

    • http://www.conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

      I was responding to the numerous times he’s taken the gaspipe the last few games with runners in scoring position…

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        the numerous times he’s taken the gaspipe the last few games

        Oh, so you’re looking at the big picture.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    I don’t even want to look at the outfield if Swish misses time.

  • The Yankees should totally trade for Jack Cust

    Cashman should get Jack Cust from the A’s. They’ve banished him to AAA, it shouldn’t take much to get him.

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

      We have Jack Cust from the right side and people tend to bash him any time he’s in the game. I’ve been in favor of a Cust/X platoon for a while now.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        He could come up to “Captain Jack”

  • EvoLuTioN

    slight strain in his bicep

    listed as day to day

    according to kim jones

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    Good news is that its a “strain”. I’m no physician, but there isn’t any structural damages when its a strain.

    • Jack II

      “I’m no physician”

      but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

  • http://www.conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

    What do we do with the bullpen given that both lefty’s have been useless?

    Marte won’t go anywhere, but when Park comes up do we see:

    1) Park up, Logan down
    2) Melancon up (for Aceves), Nova Down
    3) Mitre back to long man

    I am pulling hard for Melancon to stick the next chance he gets…

    • mike c

      marte gets some more time to get into shape, he proved his effectiveness in the postseason, so you let him try to regain form and pitch him a little more

  • http://www.conservationvaluenotes.com Jon G

    Marte has been overall bad for the Yanks, except for the playoffs last year.

    Maybe if he gets a strained, um, glut, we’ll see if Royce Ring can be any better.

    Was Marte rusty tonight from lack of use? He was once so good — what happened?!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      The Marte trade was worth it for Michael Kay’s line at the ring ceremony:

      “He was hurt a bit at the beginning of the year, but when he’s healthy he’s one of the best relievers in baseball. If you don’t believe me just ask Ryan Howard”

      I’ve never seen a team’s announcer just totally throttle an opposing player like that.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

    My heart jumped when Swisher went down…from a “fan” standpoint (as in someone who actually likes the players on the team, not really concerned with who produces the most and therefore helps the team win the most) Swisher would be tougher than just about anyone not named Jeter or Rivera. Apologies for overreacting in the g/t.

  • mike c

    lay off the bph swish!