Injury Updates: Jeter, Chavez, Soriano, Colon

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Updated (12:35 p.m.): Got some injury updates, courtesy of Ben Shpigel and George King

  • Derek Jeter is in Tampa and has started “functional exercises.” He’s scheduled to resume baseball activities later this week, and Joe Girardi told reporters that the team hopes to have him when he’s eligible to come off the disabled list next Wednesday. It’s unclear if he’ll play in a minor league rehab game (or two) before then.
  • Eric Chavez took batting practice on the field and also fielded some ground balls in Tampa yesterday. His running is still limited to a treadmill though. He’s not eligible to come off the disabled list until July 5th.
  • Rafael Soriano has reported to Tampa after spending “considerable time” with a physical therapist in New York. Last we heard, he hadn’t been cleared to begin a throwing program, but the hope was that he’d be able to this week. Just going to Tampa is a good sign, though he isn’t eligible to come off the disabled list until after the All-Star break.
  • Bartolo Colon has not yet been cleared to start a throwing program, Joe Girardi said to reporters yesterday. If Colon is to come back from his injured hamstring after the 15-day minimum, he will have to start throwing today or tomorrow. With this delay, he will likely miss some extra time. Scratch that. According to the AP (via Bryan Hoch, Colon started a throwing program today. He should be back near or at the minimum 15 days if his hamstring holds up OK.
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  • JuanPabloFredMotorola a/k/a Ridiculous Upsidedown the Elder

    Take your time Jete, no rush at all

    • Tampa Yankee

      Jeter sucks lol whatevs

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

      I’d love it if you would just get your own name and stop copying mine.

      • pete

        uh, he said “Upsidedown”, not “Upside”. Totally different.

        • Thomas

          Vanilla Ice agrees that it is different.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JippcFJsSFw (safe)

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

            I laughed without even clicking on the link. One of the great moments in music history.

            • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

              +1

      • CC’s third leg

        How about you ladies stop complaining befote i shove MY NAME into your behind

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

          This will end badly.

          • CC’s third leg

            Agreed. It probably wont fit

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    Oh Bartolo, where art thou?

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

      Seriously, an addendum to the post updating us on the most recent info on the Colon, Hughes, and Marte timetables would be nice (hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

      • ColoYank

        As you point out, TSJC, updates on those pitchers would be sweet. Particularly for Colon and Marte, since Hughes’s progress is reported elsewhere on the site.

        (You’re the only guy with the ridiculous upside around here.)

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          Post updated with info on Colon.

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

            And for that, we thank you.

            • Corporate Scum

              /Tosh’d

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Before/After: July 31 return for Soriano.

    • Rick in Boston

      September 15. Just enough time to see if he can pitch in the post-season.

      • http://www.youcantpredictbaseball.com bexarama

        …where he will be dominant, Marte-style, right?

        • Rick in Boston

          Sure…

        • jsbrendog

          and opt out to be the closer for another team?!!?! please>!!?!?!

  • CP

    It would be awesome to get Soriano, Chavez, Hughes and Colon back in July. Those would be some nice additions for the stretch run.

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

      August 1st Yankee roster:

      Lineup: Martin-Tex-Cano-Jeter-ARod-Gardner-Granderson-Swisher-Posada
      Bench: Montero-Nuñez-Chavez-Jones
      Rotation: CC-AJ-Hughes-Colon-Nova
      Bullpen: Mo-Robertson-Soriano-Wade-Noesi-Garcia-Randy Choate*

      (*Hey, the Marlins are falling out of it, maybe they make Choate available?)

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        Wow. How frickin awesome does that look???

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

          And that doesn’t even include buying Beltran and KRod for straight cash, homey.

          • king of fruitless hypotheticals

            I was so tempted to swap Posada for Montero…but I didn’t want to harsh the vibe so quickly…

        • Jorge

          And it’s completely plausible to boot. Can’t wait.

      • Corporate Scum

        I thought you lost your mind until I realized the lineup was in position, and NOT batting order. Jeter hitting fourth is the lolz

  • Jericho Spade

    After Jeter’s current season, I would sincerely hope that he plays in a few rehab games before he returns. 15 day layoff and no game activity is just stupid for ANY guy who has slumped for practically the whole season.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      At some point, we’ll have to stop calling Jeter’s production a slump.

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

        Can we make up a new word? Call it a “sleurmp”, maybe?

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          I think a tried-and-true phrase works just fine: old age.

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

            Come on, Kabak, embrace the newspeak.

            Sincerely,
            MiniTrue

      • MikeD

        What do we call Nunuez’s production?

        • MikeD

          Nunez.

          If we have a SS named Nunuez, I’d like to see him, too.

        • Ted Nelson

          I’m a Nunez supporter, but right now we call it “below replacement level.” Which actually translates roughly to “half-way decent MLB SS…” Still, he’s not any better than Jeter right now.

          • CP

            The sad thing is that all it would take for him to be better than Jeter is to learn how to throw the ball straight (and not straight into the ground – he’s already mastered that).

            • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

              Harder than it looks!

          • AdamParker

            Except for the part where Jeter is above replacement level?

  • ColoYank

    Chavez is eligible to come back July 5? Does that mean he’s currently on the 60-day DL? I lost track.

  • chris

    dear god, can you imagine if Jeter plays a rehab game? That stadium would be 55k over capacity.

    • vin

      Would love to see him get hit # 3,000 in SWB.

  • jon

    colon is currently going to abortion clinics to suck the stems cells out of fetuses

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

      Maybe just a bit too graphic.

      • Jim S

        South Park reference, if I’m remembering correctly.

        But yeah. Still.

        • jsbrendog

          christopher reeve became literal superman after doing it so why cant colon

          • Cris Pengiuci

            Jeter needs this treatment too.

  • mark

    Agree with the “Don’t rush things, Jeter” sentiment.

  • BklynJT

    Soriano needs serious time with a psychologist

    • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

      Maybe hating it here as much as he seems to will be enough to get him to opt out.

      (reads his contract again…never mind)

  • ADam

    For whatever reason, and I don’t understand why, whoever it is on the Yankees medical staff/front office/ is really, really bad at determining injuries.. severity of injuries/injury time tables.

    Or for some reason they do not tell the truth with Injuries… wither way.. I don’t get it… maybe we’re not suppose too…

  • Filppula51

    You guys should be ashamed bad mouthing jete the guy is a beauty and still has it

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      Gets popcorn*

      *Which may or may not be fed to me by a starlet.

      • Klemy

        Are you being painted as a centaur as well?

        • Thomas

          I certainly hope Brett Tomko is doing the painting.

    • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

      If by “it” you mean a knack for grounding into double plays, then yes, he has it.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Wait, what?

  • nsalem

    Nunez seems to have a much brighter future as a starting MLB shortsop than Pena. However if Pena ‘s defensive play doesn’t vastly improve between now and the end of the year, which of the two would you rather see on the Yankee playoff roster? Personally I would rather see Ramairo.

    • Klemy

      At least, if Chavez is healthy, neither will likely play at all…

      • nsalem

        Neither would likely play, but one would probably have to be on the roster as a backup shortstop, unless you wanted to fall back on A-Rod.

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

        Yeah, if Jeter and Chavez are both healthy and productive by September, I could totally see Peña getting that second reserve infielder spot on the playoff rotation. His skill as an LIDR is probably worth more to this club off the bench than Nuñez’s better bat but worse defense.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      Nunez seems to have a much brighter future as a starting MLB shortsop than Pena.

      Not saying much. ;)

    • vin

      Nunez. He can be Homer Bush 3.0 (Freddy Guzman being Homer Bush 2.0).

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

        That’s a good point, didn’t think of that. Nuñez needs to steal pretty much every available base between now and then, though, to prove that he’s both effective and bold.

    • Ted Nelson

      I’d rather take Nunez, assuming he’s the better overall player. I don’t understand the philosophy of taking a worse utility IF with better defense, though a lot of people always feel that way.

      • Bpdelia

        Exactly, because can u imagine the shit storm o f defensively replacing jeter in a late close playoff game? Won’t happen. Therefore pens has zero value. Nunez can ph and is a better base stealer than pena. Clearly to THIS team nunez is more valuable.

        Though if we didnt have a bronze statue/living god at ss. If we had a human whose wrath need not be feared, who didnt need to be coddled and deferred to. If we simply had a player woth t jeters skills and not ALL MIGHTY HOLY DEREK JETER.

        then it might be a different story.

  • nsalem

    apologies for being slightly OT on my post.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jeter must be meeting with marketing and money people fine tuning the $$$$ plan for hit #3,000. So much money to be made.

    • nsalem

      insufferable

    • Cris Pengiuci

      Or planning his way out before his contract ends. Or, ya know, rehabbing so that he comes back and plays the best he’s able to