Update: Banuelos’ sore elbow not considered serious


5:01pm: Via Norris, Banuelos did go for an MRI and it came back clean. It’s more of a “tired arm” than actual soreness, apparently.

2:30pm: Via Josh Norris, left-hander Manny Banuelos was placed on the Triple-A disabled list for precautionary reasons and his sore left elbow is not considered serious. Banuelos and Eduardo Nunez (sore thumb) both hit the shelf just yesterday. It’s been a pretty brutal season for pitching injuries, so this is welcome news. Hopefully it remains nothing serious and Manny can get back on the mound relatively soon.

Categories : Asides, Injuries, Minors
  • Cris Pengiucci

    Good to hear, but hope this isn’t one of those things that gets serious as he’s about to come off the DL. Would love for him to pick up where he left off after his first DL stint. Then, contribute to the starting rotation next season. Although I guess I’d be willing to give him up in a deal for Hamels.

    • Robert

      Why trade ManBan when you can just get Hamels in the off season?

      • FIPster Doofus

        This reminds me of 2010 when people were asking, “Why give up assets for Cliff Lee when you can sign him in the offseason?”

        • Cris Pengiucci

          There are no guarantees he’s even available in a trade. If he is and I could control the trade scenario, it would include a negotiating period to extend Hamels. He’s one of the few players I can see giving up Banuelos for, especially if he comes back as strong as his 2 starts after his previous DL trip.


        • RI$P FTW

          You would have been happy with giving up Montero for a few months of Lee?

          • Mike Axisa

            If he helped them win the World Series, absolutely.

            Also, Banuelos isn’t the caliber of prospect Montero was.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Oof. Couldn’t disagree more. He would have needed to signed an extension before I signed off on that, and that’s in retrospect.

              Of course, the Yankees have never asked me to sign off on anything other than a store credit card receipt.

  • Kevin Winters

    *wipes forward*

    • radnom


      • radnom

        Also, thats just asking for a UTI.

        • Gonzo


        • Kevin Winters


  • Jesse

    Good to hear. Hopefully he’ll miss only 1 or 2 starts. Fingers crossed.

  • Mike Myers

    the 3 Bs are now 1.2 Bs

  • JohnC

    That is good news. Also, latest word on Campos is that he is still shutdown with inflammation and that he will start throwing in a few weeks, according to Mark newman via PP interview. He said that to say the elbow is ‘completely clean’ would be incorrect but to say the TJ surgery is on the horizon is also incorrect

  • Robinson Tilapia

    ….then what are these two elbows I just found on the side of the Garden State Parkway?

  • pat

    Just like Pineda’s shoulder.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      All them Latins…

    • Havok9120


      This is fun.

  • The Machine

    It would be good news, except now he’ll probably be crushed in some sort of industrial accident.


  • LiterallyFigurative

    “Banuelos’ sore elbow not considered serious.”

    You know what that means….


  • Jose M. Vazquez..

    I would imagine that he had an MRI to be sure that it is not serious. Sometimes you may need one with contrast as was done with Pineda. I expected The ManBan to contribute this season and hope not to be let down.

    • Gonzo

      I wouldn’t be so sure that they did an MRI let alone one with contrast. They didn’t with Hughes last year until he had persistent problems.

      • Gonzo

        Well there’s the update and all after I post this. Nice timing.

    • jjyank

      When all the Pineda stuff went down, weren’t people saying that the dye contrast stuff isn’t exactly healthy and even potentially dangerous, so they only do the more invasive MRI if it’s really necessary?

      I’m no doctor, but I remember posting links about that when everyone freaked out that Pineda didn’t get a dye contrast MRI in his initial physical. I do know that doctors do not want to do anything more invasive than they have to, so if Banuelos had an MRI, I doubt they would/could do a dye contrast right off the bat.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You told me you were a doctor. Liar.

        • jjyank

          I’m a doctor of love, not shoulders.

        • Gonzo

          Where did he touch you?

          • jjyank

            Uh oh, that comment doesn’t jive too well with my response above.

            Uhhh…I was never here!

          • Robinson Tilapia

            “Where didn’t he” would be the better question.

            • Gonzo

              Did he give you a wine cooler?

              • Robinson Tilapia

                You could say.

      • Jose M. Vazquez..

        You are correct. Some dyes used as contrast have caused injury. I know of one case where a long distance runner became blind because of contrast. However, that was long ago and contrasts used today are much better but not 100% certain not to cause allergic reactions such as in skin or systemic.

    • Jose M. Vazquez..

      I should add that MRIs are more expensive than CT scans and MRIs with contrast even more expensive. The only thing is that the radiation you get in a CT scan can cause problems later in life. Cost should be no problem for a team like the Yankees.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Agree with everything you’re saying here, Jose. What you’re seeing are the aftershocks of pople dissappointed with how the Pineda situation went.

  • TheOneWhoKnocks

    rather than let him exacerbate the injury like they did with Pineda, why not just get the contrast MRI done now?

    • jjyank

      See my comment above.

    • CP

      Heck, why waste the time. Just do Tommy John surgery now.

      • Gonzo

        I’ve heard this about other pitchers in the mainstream media. It makes me want to bang my head against a wall.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I know I give myself a high contrast MRI every morning ever since I first found out what they were a few weeks ago.

  • jjyank

    Here is something. I could be more thorough and find a medical website, but news isn’t bad. I doubt doctors want to be throwing the dye contrast MRI around on everybody that has arm soreness.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Cashman failed.

  • Jose M. Vazquez..

    I should not have made that comment about the MRI. However, to clarify the situation, it is the Radiologist who says whether or not you need contrast. This occurs when they see a lesion or injury that needs to be better elucidated.

  • M&M Boys

    How can Banuelos have a tired arm? He’s barely pitched this season — on the DL twice already and a pitch count/innings limit when he does manage to get on the mound.

    As an aside, I’m not sure how young pitchers are supposed to improve and build stamina by not throwing. The logic escapes me. Protect against injury? Um…don’t think so.