Jun
28

Injury Updates: Jeter, Colon, Soriano, Prior

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Time for your daily dose of injury news, courtesy of George King and Joe Auriemma

  • Derek Jeter ran the bases today for the first time since suffering his calf strain. He went from home to first (four times), first to second (three times), and first to third (once). “Running is probably the most important,” said the Cap’n. “It feels good. I’m sure we will pick it up in the next couple of days. It’s a step in the right direction.” Jeter also fielding about three dozen ground balls and took 50 or so swings in batting practice. There’s no set timetable for his return.
  • Bartolo Colon did some sprints and agility drills following Monday’s 60-pitch simulated game, but the most interesting news from Tampa is that he practiced some bunting. Colon lines up to pitch the same day as Brian Gordon, and the bunting could mean that they’re ready to give Bartolo that start against the Mets in CitiField. He is on his way to New York for “evaluation.”
  • Rafael Soriano is throwing long toss and so far everything feels good.
  • Mark Prior threw a bullpen session, his second in four days. If he feels fine tomorrow, there’s a chance he’ll throw to live hitters in batting practice later this week.
Categories : Injuries

18 Comments»

  1. T-Dubs says:

    C’mon Mark Prior!!

  2. The BIG 3 says:

    “Bartolo Colon did some sprints and agility drills”

    I find that hard to believe unless, of course, “agility” in this case means something like tying his shoes..

    while sitting down..
    watching someone else tie them.

  3. Mister Delaware says:

    Why did Jeter bother running beyond 1st?

    /everyone’d

  4. J. Scott says:

    Mister Delaware…

    I laughed…

    and I am ashamed.

  5. Bartolo Colon… practiced some bunting.

    I hope he practiced bunting the ball and then NOT running to first, but just standing there and waiting to be tagged out.

    • 28 this year says:

      maybe that would confuse the catcher or fielder cause they would be trying to hurry up based on a runner but realize that they can’t find the runner because they never thought to look in the batter’s box. Who knows, maybe a fast guy like Gardner could advance two bases before the defense knows whats going on.

  6. Dan says:

    How many balls did they have to hit to jetes for him to field 36?

  7. mt says:

    I wish they would skip bunting drills and just have him pitch against Cleveland or Tampa. Why push it – saying “don’t run” does not always work.

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