Chavez still not close to returning

Joba to the DL with strained elbow flexor
Game 59: Shorthanded

Via Bryan Hoch, Eric Chavez‘s bone-bruised left foot is getting better, but the infielder is still no closer to returning to the team. “He’s still not where he needs to be to run,” said Joe Girardi yesterday. “He is getting better, though, but he’s still not there yet.” According to the official site, Chavez is now on the 60-day disabled list, presumably to make room on the roster for recently claimed Jeff Marquez. That means he’s not eligible to be activated until July 5th at the earliest. Le sigh.

Joba to the DL with strained elbow flexor
Game 59: Shorthanded
  • Kevin G.
  • special kid

    in conclusion: cashman failed

    • Gonzo

      Chavez is a lock for the Annual Nick Johnson Award now!

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      in conclusion: cashman failed

      You’re right. Why didn’t Cashman just trade for Adrian Gonzalez or Miguel Cabrera to be ARod and Tex’s 1B/3B backup?

      What a moron.

      • Gonzo

        First Step: Find player that was acquired in offseason that is hurting or sucking.

        Second Step: Find player having a good year that was acquired by another team.

        Thrid Step: Blame Cashman.

        I believe this person is skipping Step 2. It’s 101!

        • NC Saint

          This is known as ‘Lombardiing’.

  • Pat D

    Well on one of the hottest days of the year, the news just keeps getting better.

  • mustang

    You guys are all about good news today.

    I know lets bring up Jesus.

  • nycsportzfan

    Its not surprising. When we got the guy, and he was doing good, i was never completly stoked because i knew injury was coming sooner or later, just like Nick Johnson, can’t stay healthy.. Just think about Chavez’s body, its been mangeled, even when those injurys heel, its very easy to get hurt again.. I had a bad pulled muscle my Sr.Yr of high school , during football season, in my hammy, and that was 10yrs ago, and often, the same thing happens when i play pickup games… can u imagine having the surgeries and pulls and strains and what not Chavez has had? This guys always gonna get hurt, even if its just reinjuring old injurys..

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      No snarkiness, just a genuine request:

      Please mix in some proper punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and paragraph breaks. It makes your writing easy to read, thus inviting others to read it (as opposed to ignoring it).

      Thanks in advance.

  • Gonzo

    This made em feel better, but I know many will find no solace in it.

    Jorge Posada since May 1st: .260/.374/.351 in 91 PA’s

    Before May 1st: .125/.232/.375 in 82 PA’s

    He’s still not killing it, but it’s an improvement.

  • Sousepaw

    The Yankees’ ability to acquire players with either a history or high risk of injury and have them actually get injured is absolutely canny. It would be peculiar not to lay it on Cashman when the Yankees find themselves shorthanded after an injury that everyone saw coming. It would be one thing if the theory was, “Just get us to June, and then we’ll bring up Prospect X if the injury occurs,” but it seems like Cashman gives the palms-up each time the obvious strikes.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      What are you talking about? Nobody was relying on Chavez to stay healthy, nor did anyone expect him to. I mean, people say a lot of ridiculous things around here, but this is peculiarly awful.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        He was arguably the 25th man on the roster.

        And the only reason he was even available to us to be the 25th man on the roster is precisely because nobody trusts him enough to be a fulltime starter anymore. We could have signed a healthier player, but that healthier player would have sucked when healthy.

        Chavez’s lottery ticket >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> whatever Andy Phillipsesque scrub the alternative was

  • bpdelia

    Chavez was not even supposed to make this team.

    Remember all that going into the spring the real question was will the yankees keep both Pena and Nunez, or will they carry an extra outfielder like Golson?

    So there is no blame here. If anything Cashman gets insane props for getting the production from someone who wasn’t even on anyone’s radar and who basicaly beat out Greg Golson for an ML job.

    Easy does it everyone. Chavez is like dessert. He’s nice but we can live without out him.

    Losing Soriano, Feliciano, and Hughes for the entire season (and now Joba) and still being in first is pretty impressive