Cashman: A-Rod dealing with ‘minor’ thumb injury


When Alex Rodriguez didn’t appear in the All Star Game yesterday, Yankee fan and foe wondered if the slugger was injured. Today, Brian Cashman said to ESPN New York that A-Rod is dealing with a minor thumb injury. Despite saying that “it’s not even worth talking about,” Cashman talked about the injury with Wallace Matthews. The sore thumb was not, he said, the reason why Girardi didn’t use A-Rod in last night’s game, but it is an injury that has been nagging the Yanks’ slugger for a few games. The team doesn’t expect Rodriguez to miss any time.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    Don’t scare me like that ;)

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    My thumb hurts too, mostly because I’m a chronic nail-biter and went a little too far yesterday. I still gutted it out and got some work done today, though.

    • ROBTEN

      Be careful Axisa, I’ve known a lot of go-getters. I’ve been pallbearer to about ten of ‘em. They’re just so darn busy goin’ and gettin’, they didn’t have time to breathe.

      /obscure quote’d

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      Thats funny. I know another chronic nail biter who is also part of a Big Three. Small world.

    • Carlosologist

      I still gutted it out and got some work done today, though.

      See, this is the type of drive we need from a Yankee. We don’t need this pussy shit whining about a sore thumb. We need someone who goes out and plays everyday like this brave American. We don’t need that 24+1 mentality and statpadder. We need a gritty gutty player like Pedroia.


      • BigBBFan

        Hey Carlosologist did I miss something or is your boy sitting in the dugout on his butt? Second guessing anyone’s injury is a fools game. It is simple… we don’t know the real facts.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Despite saying that β€œit’s not even worth talking about,” Cashman talked about the injury with Wallace Matthews.

    Summamabitch. Had you followed your own advice, Cashmeezy, we wouldn’t be subjected to gobs and gobs of forthcoming wasted internet bandwith about how ARod is now destined for unprecedented decline and will break to pieces before August, and that the Yankees are doomed and should trade for Prince Fielder immediately (trust me, somebody will say it).

    It’s Wallace Matthews, Brian. Nobody gives a shit what he says. Lie to him.

    WallyMatt: Is ARod hurt? I heard he was hurt.
    Cashman: No, he’s fine.
    WallyMatt: But he was in the trainer’s office for an hour.
    Cashman: He’s fine.
    WallyMatt: Is there anything, anything at all you can tell me?
    Cashman: Yes. I find your writing shallow and pedantic. Get bent, Choda Boy. Cashmeezy out.

    … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!

    • JohnnyC

      Seriously, it is stunning that Wallace Matthews, a “writer” of fecal quality, who knows absolutely nothing about any of the sports he covers (including boxing), is able to continue getting work that actually pays him valid currency. Although, I have to admit, he fits in perfectly at ESPN now.

      • Esteban

        I think ESPN has gotten better. Though there are still some idiots, along with Neyer and Law, they have made a concerted effort to include more ‘sabermetric’ analysis with contributions from BP and FanGraphs (including a piece by Mr. Pawlikowski today). ESPN New York is another story.

        • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

          ESPN hasn’t gotten better, it’s just gotten bigger, and in doing so has added more positive things (to go along with negative additions- see Reilly, Rick)

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

            Agreed. There are more reasons to go to ESPN now, there’s just a lot more crap to wade through to get there.

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      and should trade for Prince Fielder immediately (trust me, somebody will say it).


      Had to have been planned.

    • Tom Zig

      I enjoy your imaginary conversations.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Seriously, of all people, why talk to Wally Matthews??? Ninja, I am disappoint.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Seriously, of all people, why talk to Wally Matthews about Alex Rodriguez??? Ninja, I am disappoint.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Hey, Steve. I never quite understood what True Yankee meant, but I agree that A-Rod still sucks all the air out of the room.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Obviously not great to have a hand injury. But if he says no big deal, then I guess no big deal.

    Unless he is pulling a Jeter on us, but I hope not.

    • Poopy Pants

      Chronic GIDP Watch!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC


        not funny dude, ha

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        But I thought A-Rod always GIDPed with runners on the corners and one out already!??!?!

  • Kiersten

    Argh, he’s so overrated.

    http://sbnation.com/e/1333871 (safe)

  • CS Yankee

    Possible non reasons for the injury…

    1) Overheard the core four saying the one for the thumb was the best.
    2) Extended it while hitch hiking to LAAoLAoACAWUSAoNAoAoEoMWG#12
    3) Picking up actresses the wrong way.

    That’s all I got for you Letterman.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      #1 is fantastic.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        agreed. number one was the best.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      hahaha, nice.

  • Poopy Pants

    The reporters misheard Cashman. A-Rod has a sore bum, not thumb. Oddly, a thumb and a plum were involved.

    • Pete

      …good one…

  • Sean


  • Jimmy

    I dont give a crap if he misses the All Star game with a hangnail, or a tummy ache, or a bad haircut.

    As long as he performs in the playoffs again like last year, its all good.