Update: Gardner re-strains elbow muscle, shut down for ten days

No Williams or Sanchez in Charleston win
Sabathia stellar again in win over Rays

10:10pm: According to Joe Girardi, Gardner basically re-injured himself. He strained the same muscle in his elbow that landed him on the DL in the first place but did not do any further damage. He’s going to be shut down for at least ten days and Girardi said it could be as long as a month. Coulda been worse, I suppose.

4:18pm: Via Marc Carig, outfielder Brett Gardner has suffered a setback in his rehab from a bone bruise and right elbow strain. He felt soreness and had swelling in his elbow following his latest minor league rehab game and is headed for an MRI now.

Gardner played seven innings with Triple-A Empire State each of the last two days as part of his rehab assignment, going 3-for-5 with a triple and two walks. He played left field in both games. Dewayne Wise’s spot on the roster is safe for now, but if the MRI reveals any kind of long-term injury, the Yankees will probably have to consider looking outside the organization for outfield help.

No Williams or Sanchez in Charleston win
Sabathia stellar again in win over Rays
  • Pat D


  • RetroRob


    For something that seemed faily minor, perhaps even day to day, this has turned out to be a real pain in the ass…err, elbow.

    I’m figuring they would have picked up anything serious in the prior MRI, so hopefully just needs more time.

  • Sarah

    Fingers crossed it is just swelling and will go down in a day or so.

  • Kevin

    Not good..and also goes to show the lack of depth we have in our farm system.

    • Ted Nelson

      They’ve brought up Wise already, and Dickerson is on the DL… (not to mention that they already had Jones on the roster). What team has MLB starters waiting in AAA in case someone gets hurt?

    • MannyGeee

      Greg Golsonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!

      /some guy 4 months ago’d

      Who was that? Monterowasdinero? slips my mind

      • DJ4K&Monterowasdinero

        The time has come. Speed, arm, healthy. Let’s have a Molson and call Golson.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        I think it was Greg Golson

  • Brad G.

    Were in that period of the season where nothing goes right! Hopefully we get shit out of the way now so come crunch time we are playing well enough and are healthy enough to take the division.

  • vin

    Just give him TJ Surgery, so he’ll be ready for next year’s superteam with Mo, Joba, Pineda.

    /beating everyone else to it

    • Tyrone Sharpton

      agree with mr. scully. or get rid of GGBG and get delmon young

      • MannyGeee

        Ale Rios is still availible. jus sayin

        • Jo3momz

          Damn! And the Blue Jays just signed Vladimir Guerrero. And both Damon and Matsui are unavailable! This is hopeless!!!!

      • Slugger27

        dude, your schtick is old.

  • Esteban

    This article after the last article= :(

    • Cris Pengiucci

      I blame Joe P. :-)

  • RetroRob

    Word has it that he has a torn labrum, blown out ACL, a meniscus tear, and needs TJS, too, all of which happened while jumping on a trampoline.

    • RetroRob

      …further examination also revealed a blood clot.

    • Jo3momz

      Don’t forget about the whiplash and concussion!

      • VCR1111

        With the size of Gardner’s head, let’s hope he doesn’t ever get whiplash. It could paralyze him with the weight of his dome!

    • RetroRob

      …his agent termed these as “complications” from tripping while shagging flyballs in the OF during a live game.

    • Yank The Frank

      and it’s also his time of the month…

  • MB

    So what will happen next? CC get hurt?

    • Jo3momz

      Nah! Arod breaks a nail!

      • BK2ATL

        I know you’re joking, but didn’t this recently happen to Soriano???


    • #28 in 2012

      STFU man!

  • Reggie C.

    And this afternoon was going by just great with the Phillies as sellers story .. Oh dreaming of /Coal Hammels in pinstripes …

    Zapped back to reality.

  • Sarah

    Feel like Carl Crawford is poking his Gardy voodoo doll. “If I have an elbow injury, so do you!”

  • Brian S.


  • flamingo

    What is UP with the injuries this season? Why does this team have such bad luck?

    • Now Batting

      The Red Sox and Rays laugh at our idea of bad luck. At least we haven’t lost a longoria or ellisbury

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Michael Pineda’s pretty darn good.

        • Fernando

          Um, yeah I guess he forgot about Mo! Maybe Rivera isn’t on the level of Longoria or Ellsbury? Not to mention those guys are only lost for PART of the season, while Mo is gone for the year.

      • RetroRob

        …and that Rivera guy is pretty good, too.

      • flamingo

        And Joba, too.

        • Now Batting

          Without checking stats I’d guestimate Crawford + Ellisbury + Lackey + Bailey > Gardner + Pineda + Joba + Mo, with more weight given to starters

          • AndrewYF

            Gardner > Crawford
            Mo > Bailey
            Lackey < everyone
            Ellsbury = Joba + Pineda (kinda)

            Yeah, I would say the Yankees are worse off injury-wise.

            • Now Batting

              Ya the AL offensive MVP is equivalent to our projected 6th inning reliever and 2nd year starter

              • Havok9120

                He’s not done for the year, nor were they looking for him to be their #2-3.

              • RetroRob

                You basically set yourself up for a beating at the start.

              • jjyank

                Well if we’re playing that game, Dingleberry has only had 1 MVP type year, so he’s a “second year” elite player. And while Joba would be our 6th inning reliever, that’s a product of depth, not talent. Joba would have been setting up in Boston, even with everyone healthy.

                I’m not saying the Yankees are worse off, but I do think that it’s close enough that Red Sox fans can’t play the injury card to explain why they suck so bad.

                Also, Lackey was addition by subtraction. That dude is straight terrible now.

                • YanksFanInBeantown

                  Don’t sell Joba short. He would be closing over Bailey

                  • Now Batting

                    We’re still talking about 2/3rds of an outfield (where the two are elite outfielders) compared to a relief pitcher.

                    • jjyank

                      I wasn’t aware Carl Crawford was considered elite again. And it’s not 2 “elite” outfielders compared to a relief pitcher, its all the injuries compared together. The Red Sox might be slightly worse off, but not so much so that they can point to that as the reason the suck so bad.

                      Every team has injuries, the Red Sox had no depth whatsoever coming into the season, and well all knew that was a weakness. Now they’re paying for it, while the Yankees are weathering the storm.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nunez being Nunez.

    Wait, again? Shocking!!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    A point that needs to be made that I don’t hear raised enough with regard to the “bad luck” of the Red Sox and their injuries:

    Why the hell should MSM or anyone for that matter feel “bad” for the Red Sox luck when year after year they put together a team of chronically injured players?!?!

    Youkilis, Ellsbury, Crawford, Matsuzaka, Beckett, Lackey and Bailey are injured EVERY year! Why is anyone ever surprised by this?

    Ortiz, Pedroia (with the exception of last year) Gonzalez, Lester (for the most part) are guys that take it post to post for them every year. Everyone else is BRITTLE.

    So yeah, I’m of the opinion that when the Yanks have guys go down with track records of being healthy it’s more noteworthy. Maybe Gardner has missed some games in the past, but this one digs a little more than ANY Red Sod injury (as does Mo clearly) because it’s much more unforeseen.