Jul
20

Injury Updates: Nova, Soriano, Chavez

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Some news on the walking wounded …

  • Ivan Nova has been placed on the seven-day disabled list in Triple-A, but Joe Girardi said before tonight’s game that whatever tests were performed on him today came back negative. Apparently he got hit by a line drive in his foot in his first Triple-A start and just felt some pain in the spot yesterday. The Yankees expect him to be ready in time for next Saturday’s doubleheader against the Orioles.
  • Rafael Soriano ran his fastball up to 91-93 mph in last night’s rehab appearance, which is very good for his first game action in two months. He’ll make another rehab appearance on Thursday.
  • Eric Chavez had four hits in five at-bats as the DH in his rehab game this afternoon, but the important thing is that he scored two runs and ran the bases without any soreness in his foot. He will play third base in a rehab game on Thursday, his first time playing the field since suffering his injury.
Categories : Injuries
  • Jack Merridew

    We need Soriano back to lengthen the bullpen and Chavez to take over DH for Posada. Nova will come into play by July 31st.

  • Will (the other one)

    Is it significant that Nova will be ready in time for the Orioles doubleheader?

    • Will (the other one)

      Never mind – just read the earlier piece.

  • vin

    Chavez and Soriano? Man, that Cashman can work the trade deadline.

  • LarryM.,Fl.

    Not on the topic, but Nunez doesn’t know enough to track the bunt and pick it up in foul territory, My God any baseball sense at all.

    Who talks to this kid about his mental mistakes?

    • Monteroisdinero

      Agree. I like him more than many here but his baseball IQ is low.

      • LarryM.,Fl.

        I don’t dislike him but he can be frustrating to watch and wait for his next event. It could come on any play his way.

        • David, Jr.

          Has anybody been missed more than ARod? His D was great, and the lineup is semi impotent without him.

      • OldYanksFan

        True. He’s the second coming of Melky.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Mick Kelleher is our infield coach and will talk to him. On the other hand, Garcia and Jeter have tons of baseball IQ and experience and one of them could have picked up the ball once Nunez ran past it.

  • LarryM.,Fl.

    Where is Brandon? Still in route.

  • nycsportzfan

    What a game by DJ MItchell tonight.. That guy has lived up to his draft day billing as a guy worth watching, all day long and then some.. Hes legit!