Injury Updates: A-Rod, Andy

Oppenheimer a candidate for Diamondbacks GM opening
Aceves scratched from tonight's rehab appearance

As the Yankees wrapped up a four-game sweep of the A’s today, they seemed to be firing on all cylinders, and yet, the team is still missing a few key pieces. First to return will be A-Rod, now officially Cameron Diaz’s boyfriend. The Yankees’ third baseman, recovering from a calf injury, will be activated on Sunday when his 15-day stint on the DL is up. He doesn’t think, however, that he’ll be at full strength and would rather take a few extra days’ rest than push it too early. “I’m taking a very precautionary approach and we want to be conservative and we want to make sure we are as close to 100 percent as possible,” he said. “I’m trying to come out of the box 100 percent, which was a big challenge last time.” Rodriguez has participated in baseball drills but has yet to test the calf in a game situation. Getting him back lengthens the lineup and bench tremendously.

Meanwhile, Andy Pettitte, working his way back from a bad groin strain, threw 55 pitches prior to yesterday’s game and reportedly felt no pain today. He’s still on pace to throw a simulated game on Saturday and will make at least one and perhaps two rehab starts, if the Minor League schedule allows it. As long as he suffers no further setbacks, he should be back by mid-September with enough time left to build up arm strength before the playoffs. A healthy Pettitte will be a major part of a deep October run.

Oppenheimer a candidate for Diamondbacks GM opening
Aceves scratched from tonight's rehab appearance
  • bexarama

    That’s a horrendous picture of Cameron, eesh.

    Hope these two get healthy and back to their usual awesomeness soon.

  • vin

    Just wondering…

    Who is more crucial to the Yanks in the playoffs – Andy or Alex?

    No Andy means Javy, AJ and Hughes will all need to start in the playoffs.

    And obviously no Alex means a shorter lineup, and more Ramiro Pena/Eduardo Nunez.

    I think I’m going with the myth of pitching wins in the playoffs.

    • CBean

      No choosing! I want them both! I’m a Yankee fan; we like having our cake and eating it too. (what else does one do with cake?)

      • bexarama

        I want them both!


        • vin

          You’re just becoming a parity of yourself now. ;)

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            “You’re just becoming a parity parody of yourself now.”


          • bexarama

            That’s why I did it. ;P

            (And as tsjc said, it’s “parody.” Just trying to be helpful.)

          • Evan3457

            Maybe vin really meant parity…

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Who is more crucial to the Yanks in the playoffs – Andy or Alex?


  • jim p

    Cano looks like he needs a rest for a couple of days. When A-Rod returns, maybe he can get that.

  • MikeD

    Okay, no more show-biz links regarding Alex. That story led me to this more disturbing story:

    • vin

      Good lord. Alex as governor of California. Making lame baseball-related references in his speeches. “My new tax plan will enable all Californians to be safe at home!” Ugh.

    • Gonzo

      Hopefully this means he will retire in a few years and do movies instead of playing out his full contract.

    • bexarama

      WHY ISN’T HE FOCUSED ON BASEBALL?!?!?!??4#%%%)(965.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        What a selfish prick he is.

        Wallace Matthews

    • Josh S

      He can’t be any worse than Jimmy Fallon in Fever Pitch. Although, I actually never watched that piece of crap movie, but I’m just assuming it sucked and Fallon was terrible.

    • Jerome S

      This is weird, like half of me wants to see that and half of me wants congress to pass a law making sure IT NEVER HAPPENS.

  • Dela G

    i dont believe a-rod and cameron are official until put on facebook

  • JFH

    i hope cameron is as good for the stretch run as kate was.