Peña out with emergency appendectomy; Laird up


Brandon Laird, come on up. You’re the next contestant on “Can the Yanks’ Back-Up Infielder Field Cleanly?” As per George A. King III, Ramiro Peña will be on the disabled list for four to six weeks after undergoing an emergency appendectomy this morning in the Tampa Bay Area. The Yanks have recalled Laird to take his place. Ranked 14th in our pre-season prospect list, the 23-year-old was hitting .266/.296/.415 with 10 home runs in 362 plate appearances for AAA Scranton. He’ll likely share some time at third base with Eduardo Nuñez unless the Yanks acquire an offensive upgrade before the trade deadline.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    It’s about time we see Laird.

  2. 28 this year says:

    Talk about news from out of nowhere.

  3. Jose Juan Barea says:

    Please tell me Incarcerated Bob didn’t break this

  4. You can dance if you want to! says:


    Another pair of brothers playing in the Majors.

    Hopefully he could provide steady defense and somewhat up his trade value these next few weeks.

  5. Jerome S. says:

    Gotta be a better hitter than Pena, right?

  6. xnyles says:

    We want Jesus.


  7. Lars says:

    vs Left .292 /.326 / .506 / .832

  8. pat says:

    JoVa, Manny and now Pena. What’s the opposite of Montezuma’s Revenge?

  9. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Sucks for Pena, but I’m excited to finally see Laird in pinstripes. He’s earned a chance to prove that he can handle a bench role.

  10. David, Jr. says:

    Opportunity knocks. He could get a decent chance the way Nuney is flinging it around. See what he can do.

  11. YankeeDudel says:

    I would not be surprised if we don’t hear from Pena again (save a September call up)

  12. JohnnyBGoode says:

    Where is the Teixeira=180 Tino Martinez post I read on my RSS feeder?
    Did you guys get censored by YES again?

    • Again? When we were censored by YES in the first place?

      It’s going to be live at 4:30. We moved it around to make room for this Peña/Laird news.

      • jsbrendog says:

        the strong hand of yes trying to force you to liveblog every game by saying you do on your commercials has branched out into pinstriped big brother!! yes is teh suxor!

  13. Monteroisdinero says:

    Not too impressed with what I saw at Scranton earlier this year but what do I know? I like Golson.

  14. AC says:

    Put him in lineup tonight.

    • Drew says:

      Amen. Nunez couldn’t field his way out of a paper bag.

      • Jobu The Voodoo Troll says:

        On the contrary, with his throwing inaccuracies Nunez would clearly shred any paper bag you put him in.

      • Dave says:

        Didn’t take long for Yankee fans to sour on Nunez. Wasn’t he everyone’s darling during the Mets series? What have you done for me lately?

      • David, Jr. says:

        He is going to be OK. He has shown real positives, bat and speed. They can straighten out the throwing. It don’t see them as being in a big hurry to get rid of Nuney.

        • jsbrendog says:

          chuck knoblauch says….i don’t think so tim.

        • CP says:

          This isn’t just a case of a young rookie struggling. He had the same issues in the minors (although not as bad). If he hasn’t fixed them yet, what makes you think he can now?

          • David, Jr. says:

            It just doesn’t seem like it would be that tough to fix, as opposed to say no arm strength, which can’t be fixed. Also, I like what he brings on the positive side. He can really run, and his hits have come at key times. Not looking it up, but something like 17 rbis in not many at bats, and 8 or 9 of those tying or winning a game. I’m not saying the guy is anything great, but I see some real ability.

  15. Ramiro Peña will be on the disabled list for four to six weeks after undergoing an emergency appendectomy this morning in the Tampa Bay Area.

    We got no food, we got no jobs, our utility infielder’s APPENDICIES ARE FALLING OFF!!!!!!

  16. jon says:

    didnt the cards have 2 players right in a row get appendectomy?

    weird the yankees just had 2 right in a row

  17. Smallz says:

    Excited to finally to see Laird get a shot. I’d love to see him get the start tonight but we all know thats not gunna happen

    • vin says:

      With 4 more games on turf, he might get a start against Shields. I can see Girardi not wanting Derek to play 4 straight on turf.

  18. Gonzo says:

    D-Bich to AAA to replace Laird pronto! You know how jealous everyone will be when we say our 18 year old, 1st round pick, moved all the way to AAA in less than 2 months after the draft!

  19. steven says:

    i feel like there has ben a lot of appendicitis this season 0.o

    • Gonzo says:

      Doesn’t it feel like there is an injury theme to each year?

      • vin says:

        Sterling and Suzyn remind me of this every single year.

        “Have you noticed all the oblique injuries, Suzyn?”

        “It’s a an epidemic, John.”

        “I didn’t know ballplayers even HAD obliques.”

        “You never heard of Donny Mattingly or Bernie Williams straining their oblique.”

  20. dkidd says:

    this could be like wally pipp’s headache!!!


  21. ADGXIII says:

    Bring back Wilson!

  22. nycsportzfan says:

    Anyone know whos getting the call up from Trenton to SWB?? I would like to see Corban Joseph get a shot…

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