Feliciano has setback, Ayala to disabled list

Game Ten: Through the rain (Update: Game postponed)
It's the Jesus & Jorge show in Scranton

Via Jon Heyman and Marc Carig, Pedro Feliciano suffered a setback to his strained rotator cuff during today’s throwing session and will have an MRI tomorrow. I wouldn’t wait around for him, there’s a decent chance he won’t be pitching for the Yankees anytime soon. For shame. In other news, Luis Ayala is hurt as well, and he’s headed to the disabled list with a strained lat. Not sure who will be replacing him on the roster, but it’s unlikely to be Andrew Brackman, Steve Garrison, or Ryan Pope. The first two are making minor league starts tonight, and Pope’s on the minor league DL himself. Could it be … Mark Prior time?

Game Ten: Through the rain (Update: Game postponed)
It's the Jesus & Jorge show in Scranton
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    If it is Prior and not Garrison/Brackman/Pope, though, who’s getting bumped off the 40 man?

    Would we 60-day DL Feliciano already? I don’t know if we’d do that before seeing the results of that MRI.

    DFA Corona?

    • Greg G.

      DFA Hughes or Jeter.

      You’re welcome.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Don’t forget Gardner. DFA that utility player.

        • Simon

          Whoa, whoa whoa, we cant forget CC?!?! He lost his last start….

    • Hurling Darvish

      Corona is already on the 60day DL. I don’t think DFAing him will accomplish anything, since he already doesn’t count toward to 40 man roster.

      Maybe Ortegano or Russo. Don’t know what they think about Ortegano or if he is really hurt or not, but he, like Pope, is on the minor DL. Russo is really far down the depth chart behind Pena, Laird, Dickerson, Golson, and Maxwell.

  • Pastadivingarod

    Please pick up denny reyes

    • Monteroisdinero

      Wanna get a hernia?

    • RollingWave

      They would, except that with him onboard the team will probalby exceed the weight limit on their cross country flights

  • jorge brosada

    damn that sucks. I’d rather have a second lefty in the pen besides Logan, maybe Andy Sisco? He’s got some upside right?

    • Cuso

      if i were a betting man, i’d place a sawbuck on you seeing Sisco called up tomorrow.

      wait…..i am a betting man actually

  • http://twitter.com/bryanl26 Bryan L

    Pedro Feliciano doesn’t throw a pitch in a Major League game this season:

    Fact or fiction?

    • Pat D

      Stronger possibility for fact at this point, right?

    • Cuso

      ugh. fact if you don’t count a Mid-September look-see before he’s shut down entirely

  • bonestock94

    With the “abused” comments and this, the signing seems completely retarded

    • CP

      The problem is that there really wasn’t a better alternative. Cashman felt (rightly) that the team would benefit from having a lefty reliever, and Feliciano was probably the best option to fill that role – even with his issues.

      • Rey22

        Randy Choate? Same thing, less workload, cheaper.

        • Avi

          I totally agree. I said it at the time and so did Mike.

      • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

        Sure there was…Scott Downs. A guy the Yankees saw plenty of and should have known he was a very effective bullpen lefty. Someone they (and many others) reached out to Toronto for as a possible upgrade via trade last season. Oh, more importantly, hadn’t averaged 90 appearances for the last three years.

        Instead, Cashman sat on his ass, did nothing and was left picking from the leftovers that no one wanted. Downs didn’t sign with Anaheim until December 10th. It’s not like he was snatched up quickly and not like the Yankees didn’t realize they needed lefty arms in the pen. It’s hard to argue Cashman screwed this one up, then made it worse by actually trying to blame the Mets.

        • It’sATarp

          Downs was a type-A FA like soriano, who cashman DID NOT want to sign.

  • Chip

    Problem with Prior is you can’t send him back down right? If he doesn’t hold his own right away you have to expose him to waivers in order to send him back down since you’ll be converting his minor league contract into a major league one unless I’m mistaken

  • http://bloodfarm.tumblr.com mattdamonwayans

    Guaranteed money sucks, especially for relievers.

  • Cy Pettitte

    you know who would be great to fill out the bullpen right now? Alfredo Aceves

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      you know who would be great to fill out the bullpen rotation right now? Alfredo Aceves


    • bonestock94

      To be fair, we’ll have to see if Aceves can stay healthy before calling that dumb. It’s been a whopping 2 weeks.

      • bonestock94

        Not saying you called it dumb, just a general response

      • YankeeJosh

        I’m not sure Aceves can stay healthy but Boston seems confident. they used him 3 times in 4 days, which would seem strange for someone with health concerns.

        Even if Aceves could only stay healthy through May, 2 months of him in the rotation (or pen) would be better than Freddy Garcia I think. Yanks can pick up a pitcher later, having Aceves for now when the pitching is thin would be a huge help. Maybe even worth the cost.

        • NJYankeeFan

          He only signed for $650K. You would think the Yankees FO would have been close to 100% sure he couldn’t come back from that injury before allowing a talented 28 year old pitcher walk.

          They pay Jeter than much in a week.

          • YankeeJosh

            That’s pretty much my take too. Plus he has options, so he could have gone to Scranton. Very strange.

  • Granderslam

    What about Andy Sisco?

    • Raza

      Sisco would be my guess as well. Lefty reliever and (I believe) he’s done well so far in AAA.

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

    Not Prior, apparently.


    (They’re all over this shizz tonight. Tweet tweet, biiiiiiiitch.)

  • Dice-Klay

    $8,000,000.00 down the drain.

    Well done, Cash.

    • Pat D

      That’s a huge chunk for the Yankees, especially split over two years.

      • Dice-Klay

        please, on a stat-head blog, every cent is scrutinized.

        • Dice-Klay

          And ya know the stat-heads have a point about dollars and cents.

          After all, Aceves was let go because his 650K contract was concerned too high.

          • Pat D

            With Aceves, they had legitimate concerns about him being healthy enough to begin the year. Either Aceves healed much quicker, or they had bad information. Or Aceves’ back will flare up again in a week or two, thus proving that he wouldn’t be reliable.

            And I believe we’ve had discussions about Feliciano’s contract before where the consensus has been that he’s overpaid like a lot of middle relievers but that relative to the Yankees’ costs and contracts, it’s hardly that significant. As in, it’s not going to prevent them from making other moves down the road.

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

              And if Aceves threw with the other hand and could be a late inning weapon of death to opposing lefty power, I bet the team would have been much more willing to take a risk on his health.

  • Dice-Klay

    Kei Igawa is a lefty

    • Mike Myers

      So is my dog….I think.

      • Pat D

        I am!

  • Monteroisdinero

    At least I saw Feliciano strike out Ryan Howard in ST. Maybe never again.

    Who makes it back sooner? Marte or Feliciano?

    Pedroia strikes out against Price-good stuff tonight.

    • nyyankfan7

      Does Marte have any chance of coming back this year? I haven’t heard

  • James G.

    I am an unbelievably large Mark Prior fan. More Prior. Less everyone else.

  • Kevin

    Do we even need a lefty? If i see boon logan in one more series i think i may have a stroke. Just get the best pitchers out there who can throw strikes.

  • Sabermetrically Challenged

    could now be silva’s time to shine? Hughes goes to the bullpen to work on stuff

  • pastadivingarod

    It will be Millwood knowing the yanks and he will have a rough time in the pen

  • Monteroisdinero

    Too bad we can’t get some dotf updates. Brackman pitching tonight. I say we leadoff Golson and bat Gardy second.

    /awaits verbal onslaught

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


  • IRF

    Heh, apparently you can’t use a pitcher 266 times in 3 years and expect him to stay healthy.


  • Pastadivingarod

    How about noesi
    He has good stuff for the pen even thoughnhe would rather starter.

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

      Probably better off keeping him starting in the minors as SP depth, in case we wake up in mid-May and Hughes is still scuffling and Colon/Garcia/Millwood/Silva have all turned back into frogs.

      It’s just one BP spot out of seven; no need to take a legit SP prospect off his development track in April for it.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I’d prefer Colon to be the swingman til he loses it. I don’t want to lose the SP depth to the bullpen which requires no improvement at all.

      • Cuso

        yeah, Colon has that cut-pitch that seems to be tough on lefties.

        i’d be hesitant to shorten him up though. his value is running him out there for at least 7-8 outs so he’d be able to plug in the rotation if necessary

  • nathan

    This is depressing.

  • OldYanksFan
  • Pastadivingarod

    3-1. Rays
    Damon just got on cy lester

    • Sabermetrically Challenged

      You mean *Mo Lester

  • Monteroisdinero

    A pitcher from the organization…


  • Pastadivingarod

    Josh hamiton out 6-8 weeks on that stupid play today. I know the rangers last year developed the whole antelers steal runs play but in a game in april 1 of 162 and now your best player is gone? Wow makes me as a yankee fan crack a smile and make the antlers gester with my hand this one is to you big josh(dumd ass)

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

      Maybe it was caused by his batting practice jersey. It’s probably broken.


    • asdwd

      hes gonna be put on pain killers. relapse time!

      • Sabermetrically Challenged

        Fuck you . Don’t joke about stuff like that, addictions are serious

        • Dice-Klay

          you ain’t kiddin’ I’m addicted to baseball. That’s one series jones.

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      Based on last year’s voting, missing 6-8 weeks should now put him as the front runner for the 2011 MVP.

  • cranky

    It may be time for. . .Andy Sisco.

    I know the Yanks like Garrison, but he’s never pitched in relief.
    And Sisco has actually been finding the plate, lately.
    An Andy Sisco with control is worth two Steve Garrisons.

  • Mike Myers

    whos rooting for Farnsworth right now?

  • NJYankeeFan

    If I’m a lefty reliever right now, I’d think twice about signing with the Yankees. There seems to be some sort of curse going on.

  • BigGuy

    ANDY SISCO being called up to NY to replace Ayala. They announced it at the SWB game.