Injury Updates: Swisher & Gardner


Via Bryan Hoch, outfielder Nick Swisher is likely to miss a week after suffering a low-grade hamstring strain in yesterday’s game. Joe Girardi said they’re going to try to avoid placing him on the DL, which I honestly don’t understand. Minor hamstring strains can become major hamstring strains very easily, especially if they aren’t given the proper time to heal. Just sit him down for the 15 days and make sure he’s healthy without handicapping the roster.

In other news, Hoch reports that Brett Gardner again took his hacks in the cage today. He will take batting practice on the field tomorrow and is on track to be activated when his DL stint is up on Thursday. Until then, the Yankees appear content to use a 13-man pitching staff and a two-man bench.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. vin says:

    Every year its the same thing… Player A comes down with a low-grade something or another. They try to rest him for a few days, then there’s a relapse during bp/bullpen, and he ends up missing two months.

    There’s nothing wrong with playing it safe with an everyday player like Swisher. Replacing him mid-season can be awfully expensive (and still preserving the bench).

  2. Slugger27 says:

    nunez, jones, stewart = 3man bench, right?

  3. Cesar "Stairs" Cabral says:

    *grabs OF glove*

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