Peña out with emergency appendectomy; Laird up

Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays
The $180M Tino Martinez

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.

Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays
The $180M Tino Martinez
  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    It’s about time we see Laird.

  • 28 this year

    Talk about news from out of nowhere.

  • Jose Juan Barea

    Please tell me Incarcerated Bob didn’t break this

    • Benjamin Kabak

      We’ve credited the original source in our post. George A. King of The Post had it first.

  • You can dance if you want to!


    Another pair of brothers playing in the Majors.

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

  •!/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Gotta be a better hitter than Pena, right?

  • xnyles

    We want Jesus.


    • Benjamin Kabak

      …not a corner/middle infielder.

      • xnyles

        I know, just being asshat

      • CP

        That doesn’t stop people from suggesting he should play there.

        •!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

          Haha, Montero in the middle infield would be a sight to see.

  • Lars

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

  • pat

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

    • Gonzo

      Burger King’s revenge?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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.

  • David, Jr.

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

  • YankeeDudel

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

  • JohnnyBGoode

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

    • Benjamin Kabak

      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

        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!

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • David, Jr.

      Are you going with monteroisarockie or golsonisdinero?

      • jsbrendog

        i nliked someone’s suggestion the other day of golsonispesos

        • Xstar7

          Yeah, I was about to suggest that again.

  • AC

    Put him in lineup tonight.

    • Drew

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

      • Jobu The Voodoo Troll

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

      • Dave

        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?

        • jsbrendog

          offensively yes. no one here is questioning his offense. this comment is not relevant

      • David, Jr.

        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

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

        • CP

          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.

            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.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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!!!!!!

    • Jobu The Voodoo Troll

      I hear he will be rehabbing in Aspen, where the beer flows like wine.

      • I Voted 4 Kodos

        Mmmm, California…beautiful!

      •!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

        So you’re saying there’s a chance!!

      • PhillyMatt

        i think that John Denver is full of shit

      • vin

        Samsonite! I was way off.

    • MrPappageorgio

      No way, we landed on the moon!

  • jon

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

    weird the yankees just had 2 right in a row

    • CBean

      Matt Holiday didn’t even go on the DL for his appendectomy. He was all, I’m fine and came back just as soon as he could.

      •!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

        What a man.

        • Gonzo

          Adam Dunn tried the tough guy routine too.

          • jsbrendog

            look how it is paying off for him (and my poor fantasyteam)

  • Smallz

    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

      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.

  • Gonzo

    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!

    •!/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      If we keep calling D-Bich I’m going to go insane.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I love it. It makes me want to call ARod “BitchTits” again.

      • Gonzo

        Is that a promise?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Hit his first professional HR today.

  • steven

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

    • Gonzo

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

      • vin

        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.”

        • jsbrendog

          now i need a new keyboard…i just vomited on mine…

          i cant wait for them to dump sooze

        • jon

          donny baseball has 2 appendixes

  • dkidd

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



    Bring back Wilson!

  • nycsportzfan

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