Injury Updates: Chavez and … Marte?

The RAB Radio Show: March 22, 2011
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Via Erik Boland and Chad Jennings, we’ve got a pair of quick injury updates for you. Eric Chavez experienced spasms in his calf yesterday, but he says it’s fine. He took batting practice today and will do a full set of fielding drills tomorrow, though Joe Girardi told him they’re going to hold him out of games until Friday. I know Chavez has been brittle over the last few years, but I wouldn’t worry about calf spasms. No big deal.

Meanwhile, the forgotten man Damaso Marte was in the clubhouse this morning and said his surgically repaired shoulder is doing well. He expects to start working out and throwing soon, and doctors have told him that there’s a chance he’ll be ready to return by the All-Star break. I still have zero expectations of Marte making it back healthy this season, but hey, good news is better than bad news.

The RAB Radio Show: March 22, 2011
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  • Tom Zig

    At least they aren’t back spasms.

  • Tom Zig

    And who is Damaso Marte? I’ve never heard of him before?

    • Fair Weather Freddy

      He’s they guy who was lights out in the 2009 postseason. Didn’t anyone fill you in since you came out of your coma?

      • Accent Shallow

        Yeah, Marte has a pass from me for that.

        Bad contract, sure, but I have no complaints about what he did then.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Isn’t it time to Parte with Marte?

    /is good to be a loogy

    • Rick in Boston

      You’d still have to pay him. At least if he’s on the DL, there’s a) a chance he’ll pitch for the Yankees, and b) you’re not paying him to rehab for another team.

  • Smallz

    If he does come back healthy, is it completley out of the realm of possibility they go with 3 leftys in the pen?

    • AndrewYF

      Of course not, you should go with your best relievers, whatever hand they may be.

  • Urban

    Even if he does make it back by the All-Star break, history says that pitchers returning from shoulder injuries aren’t all that successful, especially at the start.

    Like Mike, I’m not expecting much either, but hey, if has one more great postseason run in him, and he can do in later 2011 what he did in later 2009, bring him on!

    • Smallz

      That would be a nasty little bullpen for the post season if we had Mo, Soriano, Feliciano, Logan, Marte, Joba and Robertson with our #5 starter (insert name here) as the long relief given you only need 4 starters

  • Jerome S.

    man, shoulder injuries… dey fuck you up.