Injury Updates: Jeter, Chavez, Soriano, Colon


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.
Categories : Injuries


  1. JuanPabloFredMotorola a/k/a Ridiculous Upsidedown the Elder says:

    Take your time Jete, no rush at all

  2. Oh Bartolo, where art thou?

  3. Before/After: July 31 return for Soriano.

  4. CP says:

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

  5. Jericho Spade says:

    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.

  6. ColoYank says:

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

  7. chris says:

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

  8. jon says:

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

  9. mark says:

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

  10. BklynJT says:

    Soriano needs serious time with a psychologist

    • I am not the droids you're looking for... says:

      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)

  11. ADam says:

    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…

  12. Filppula51 says:

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

  13. nsalem says:

    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 says:

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

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

      Not saying much. ;)

    • vin says:

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

    • Ted Nelson says:

      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 says:

        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.

  14. nsalem says:

    apologies for being slightly OT on my post.

  15. Monteroisdinero says:

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

Leave a Reply

You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

If this is your first time commenting on River Ave. Blues, please review the RAB Commenter Guidelines. Login for commenting features. Register for RAB.