Aceves, Marte done for the year


For the last few weeks, we’ve heard rumblings of some discouraging news on the injury front, and this morning, Joe Girardi confirmed the dire diagnoses: Neither Alfredo Aceves (back) nor Damaso Marte (shoulder) will return to the Yankees’ bullpen this year. Marte, out since July and still under contract for next year, could need surgery, and Aceves, who threw just 12 innings before a disc problem shelved him in May, is still under team control. For the sake of depth and with memories of 2009 dancing through our heads, it’s a shame that these two pitchers aren’t coming back, but with Boone Logan‘s emergence and the solid, if not spectacular, work out of the pen lately, the team has the arms to cover these two injuries.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. vin says:

    Tough breaks. I guess we get no gravy from these guys.

  2. Tom Zig says:

    does Marte have a shoulder made of glass?

  3. kosmo says:

    Outside of a great playoff in 2009 Marte has been a no show and now Tabata is hitting around .300 and looks like he´s for real.Another of Cashman´s reckless deals.

    • ChrisS says:

      Not sure where Tabata would have played … my guess is that he’d be sitting in AAA with a .950 OPS or in Seattle with the Yankees holding onto Cliff Lee.

      I hated that trade from the day it was announced to today. Marte and Nady have done zero to dissuade me from that idea.

      • Chris says:

        He had a .797 OPS in AAA this year, and currently has a .768 OPS in his short stint in the majors. If he’s a 22 year old RF, then that would be a solid start, but there are reports that he’s actually 3-4 years older.

        I’ll take a great playoff run in exchange for that.

        • mikebk says:

          short stint? he has been up 78 games and 314 ab’s.

          • ChrisS says:

            Which is more than what Nady contributed to the Yankees, with a similar OPS and more WAR(1.3 to 1.2), too.

            • jsbrendog (returns) says:

              nady did it for the yanks when they needed it and tabata was unable to. tabata was too busy walking out on the team and having temper tantrums if i remember correctly. so what tabata is doing now is irrelevant to then and what nady did. the first season the yankees dont win the WS i’ll be willing to discuss tabata and compare his numbers to the then current OF. til then, trophies are king

              • ChrisS says:

                I have no idea what this post even means.

                • Zack says:

                  It means that the Yankees were in the playoff hunt and Cashman made a trade to try to make the playoffs. While Tabata fell out of favor with the Yankees and was benched atleast once (maybe more?) for his attitude/hustle.

                • jsbrendog (returns) says:

                  seriously? it isn;t confusing dude. nady produced what he did for the yankees when they needed it and tabata was unable to because he was sucking ass in the minors and throwing temper tantrums to his manager.

                  what tabata is doing now means nothing. the yankees needed production then and they went and got it. what tabata does now means nothing as long as the yankees continue to win. if they lose the world series then you can compare what tabata is doing as compared to the people who are on the team that didnt win the WS. trophies are king and keeping tabata wouldnt have gotten them one in 08 and didnt stop them in 09. And it most likely will not stop them going forward.

                  if you don;t understand this i have no help for you because it is a simple concept.

          • Chris says:

            Yes, that’s a short stint. It’s less than half a season.

        • ChrisS says:

          but there are reports that he’s actually 3-4 years older.

          There are reports that I’m Superman.

          • jsbrendog (returns) says:

            which is impossible, unlike reports about tabata’s age, which could very well be true based on other prospects from the islands. younger prospects get more money. there is an age discrepency every year and sometimes with multiple players so imagine how many slip through. shit livan has to be pushing 60 but it says he is late thirties or early 40s

    • A.D. says:

      Not really reckless, but in high-sight has not panned out as one would like.

    • Tom Zig says:

      Actually for all we know Tabata could be sitting at home after having quit baseball if he stayed playing for the Yankees. He had a real attitude problem and needed a change of scenery.

  4. larryf says:

    Royce Ring will have to help us get another….

  5. nathan says:

    Am still confused by Cashman’s move to sign Marte for 3 years. Outside of getting Howard in the WS ( i think any lefty with a decent breaking ball can do it) his 3 yr / 12 M contract has been a dud.

    • Chris says:

      He had been very effective and durable over his career. His only extended time on the DL has been last year and this year. It’s hard to blame Cashman for not seeing that.

      • radnom says:

        It was a curious move at the time too. Middle relievers are volatile. Even ones with a good track record who are getting on in years.
        The Yankees had a very reasonable team option which they declined in favor of the three year deal.

        Not a big deal, but definitely not a great move – then or now.

        • jsbrendog (returns) says:

          yeah, the deal was a year too long at the time. 2 yrs wouldve been ok to me.

        • Zack says:

          It was 6m for one year, for a set up guy, and if he had a good season you would have had to sign him for atleast 2 years after that. I had no problem with the contract at the time.

    • jsbrendog (returns) says:

      don’t they collect insurance on players who spend the whoe yr on the dl though? so basically a wash. I’d rather have a player sit on the dl his entire time than suck so much ass. give me pavano over oliver perez everyday of the week

    • A.D. says:

      Agreed, the 3 years didn’t really make sense.

  6. Cy Pettitte says:

    thank Mo for the Boone/Melky trade

  7. a plethora of pinatas says:

    Wow. Who didn’t see that coming?

    A healthy Aceves is better than Mitre, Moseley or Gaudin so it’s best to let his back heal and have him come back 100% next Spring.

    Marte is good for nothing during the regular season……just shelve him until October 2011 when he will be serviceable again. I hope the Yankees learned from this mistake….$4 million per year for an oft injured LOOGY makes me wanna puke.

    • Zack says:

      Except for the fact that he wasn’t oft injured or a LOOGY when they signed him.

      His last DL stint was in 2005, missed time in 2008 due to a car accident.

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