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.

  • Gonzo

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

    I keed, I keed!

  • JohnC

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

    • Stratman9652

      I wanted him around just to see if he could actually hit one out of Yankee stadium if given a decent amount of ABs.

    • vin

      Branyan was always my sleeper pick in MLB 2K7… I ALWAYS mashed with that dude.

    • nedro

      FOR ME TO POOP ON ! ! ! (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

  • David K.

    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.

  • Mike Myers

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

    • A.D.

      Thought he killed his foot rounding 3rd

      • vin

        Yeah, he was trying to score from 2nd. Unless its a homerun or an easy extra base hit, just hold your best pitcher up at third.

      • Ethan

        it was 3rd

  • STONE COLD Austin Romine

    Andy Pettitte ?

    • PhillyMatt

      I guess coming to camp as a guest instructor got the juices flowing again!

  • Bean Tooth

    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??

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Cris Pengiucci

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

  • Monterowasdinero

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