Mar
16

Injury Updates: Jeter, D-Rob, Martin, Swisher

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The agony of da feet. (/crickets) (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Yankees seem to be losing the Spring Training injury war at the moment, but thankfully they haven’t run into anything too serious yet. Here’s the latest news on the walking wounded…

  • Derek Jeter has a “tender” right calf and will be shut down until Tuesday. This is not the same calf that caused him to miss a month last season. [Mark Feinsand]
  • David Robertson still feels “a little” soreness in his bone bruised right foot. He’s been running on a treadmill but has yet to get outside and really test it out. Robertson did play catch yesterday though, and that’s good news. [Jack Curry & George King]
  • Russell Martin has some tightness in his left groin, so he’s going to be held out of action for a few days. It’s unclear if it happened when he nearly collided with Chien-Ming Wang at first base yesterday. [Bryan Hoch]
  • Nick Swisher‘s sore groin is feeling better, but the team is giving him an extra day off just as a precaution. [Feinsand]
  • Eduardo Nunez is going to swing a bat tomorrow after doing nothing the last three days. He hasn’t played since getting hit by a pitch in the right hand last Monday, and was scratched from a game earlier this week after testing it out in batting practice. [Curry]
  • Russell Branyan is getting an epidural for his sore back. He hasn’t played at all this spring and was barely able to take batting practice before it flared up. There’s a pretty good chance he’ll get released before he ever gets into a game. [Chad Jennings]
  • Manny Delcarmen (remember him?) has started throwing off a half mound as he works his way back from a lat strain. [Jennings]

Just as a quick recap, here’s a list of the walking wounded: Jeter (calf), Robertson (foot), Martin (groin), Swisher (groin), Nunez (hand), Branyan (back), Delcarmen (lat), Joba Chamberlain (elbow), George Kontos (oblique), Ramiro Pena (ankle), Freddy Garcia (hand), Austin Romine (back), and Dan Burawa (oblique). Given all the injured shortstops, we’re going to be seeing a lot of Doug Bernier over the next few days.

16 Comments»

  1. Gonzo says:

    Epidural? Isn’t that what they give to women giving birth? Formulate your own jokes.

    I keed, I keed!

  2. JohnC says:

    Too bad about Branyan. Might have been a better alternative than Ibanez

  3. David K. says:

    What do you mean “nearly collide”? Wang did collide with Martin. Hope Martin’s not going to be out for awhile. What the hell is wrong with Wang? He’s always getting hurt running and now he’s even crashing into other people.

  4. Mike Myers says:

    Wang killed his foot 4 years ago running around 1st. Now he hurts the hammy running to 1st. 1st base is his nemisis.

  5. STONE COLD Austin Romine says:

    Andy Pettitte ?

  6. Bean Tooth says:

    Seriously. I saw the Jack Curry tweet and had to check the date, since RAB had that awesome April Fools jokes two years ago about Andy signing with Texas. If it’s true, What does it mean??

  7. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Lol Pettitte. Him at 39 would probably be a lot better than Hughes.

  8. Cris Pengiucci says:

    Jeter with a sore calf. I think we saw this before. Maybe he comes back from this and htis .330 again.

  9. Monterowasdinero says:

    No Branyan. Ibanez sucks. Andy coming back and Johnny D as well? Interesting stuff.

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