Update: Cesar Cabral has stress fracture in elbow


Update (1:33pm): Via Marc Carig and Mark Feinsand, Cabral has a stress fracture at the tip of his elbow. He underwent a battery of tests, but for now he’s in a splint with no treatment plan in place yet. Needless to say, he’s going to be out for a long time.

11:19am: Via Marc Carig and Erik Boland, Joe Girardi said left-hander Cesar Cabral has a “significant injury,” but doesn’t know the specifics yet. Cabral had his arm in a sling last night. That really bites. Clay Rapada will likely get the second lefty spot in the bullpen by default. If Cabral misses the entire year, the Rule 5 Draft rules will carry over to 2013.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Countryclub says:

    So if Cabral needs TJ, the yanks will have to put him on the 25 man roster next yr when his rehab is done or they lose him, right?

  2. DM says:

    This is the difference between “soreness” and “pain”.

  3. Plank says:

    That stinks. He pitched his butt off and did everything right. Such is the life of a pitcher.

    • Sweet Dick Willie says:

      Eh, maybe not.

      It didn’t appear that he was going to make the roster out of spring training, which would have meant the Yanks would have had to cut/trade him.

      Now, after rehabing (and maybe pitching some winter ball), maybe he can make the team next year.

      • Jesse says:

        I could be wrong, but Girardi said that there was a pretty good chance that Cabral would make the team if he didn’t get injured.

  4. RetroRob says:

    Sorry to hear. I was hoping he’d make the roster, and I was beginning to think the Yankees actually might have carried both Cabral and Rapada out of camp for at least the first few weeks.

    The Cabral injury, the Pineda DL, and the Romine back issue is a reminder of why depth is good, and why the Yankees shouldn’t just give away Ramiro Pena to the Phillies.

    • Fin says:

      Yea, I dont think there was ever much of a chance of Pena going to the Phils since the Yankees didnt have any holes that needed to be filled, especially ones that Pena could used in a trade for. Unless the Phils were going to seriously overpay, he wasnt going anywhere.

  5. Manny's BanWagon says:

    I think this is good news. A stress fracture usually heals with just time and usually not surgery so he may not be gone for the season.

  6. jsbrendog says:

    so next year cesar “stairs” cabral makes the roster. alrighty then.

  7. Ro says:

    Oh well. He pitched well this spring. Had a lot of promise. Kinda would have been cool to have the Aceves affect back at the Sox, but their is virtually no financial loss here, so everyone should just move on from this one.

    Gotta say though, the Yank’s and the lefty reliever. The epitome of Cashman’s white whale. Someone should write a book on this.

    • jsbrendog says:

      while i agree boone logan has been a success if only for the fact that he has been well above league average and healthy for the past 2 yrs. if he were to not be with the yankees there would be a plkethora of other teams trying to get him so id call that well done, esp as a throw in. def a huge upgrade over mike dunn which is basically what he was traded for.

  8. GreenBeret7 says:

    good kid

  9. Matt DiBari says:

    I think out of respect, we shouldn’t have a second lefty on the roster until he’s healthy enough to return.

  10. jack knife says:

    Sress fractures depending on the severity do sometimes need surgery. Pins or screws are put in to support the bone. If that is the case he will be out the whole year. Again it depends on the severity

    either way it opens the door for the others. it is a crappy way of having the door opened but it isnt the first time it has happenned.
    good wishes to Cesar Cabral and go luck to the potentialS LOOGYS

  11. Fernando says:

    There is talent there and he had a chance to make the team. Hopefully he is back soon. If this is a season long injury, can the team circumvent the Rule 5 rules for 2013 by adding his to the roster when they expand in September?

  12. Havok9120 says:

    I just realized that he pitched a scoreless inning (or at least a part of one) last night with a broken elbow.

    Lets think about that for a moment….

    Holy crap.

  13. Roy says:

    Wonder is this injury is akin to bone spurs?

  14. Cesar "Stairs" Cabral says:

    This is no problem. I just attach my hand to my shoulder and pitch. My shoulder is good, unlike that little penco Pineda.

    Thank you to my friend, Havok9120. Autographed pitcher from Stairs in the mail for you. See you in rehab, bitches.

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