Injury Update: Gardner & Pineda

Yanks-Red Sox will play doubleheader on July 7th
Game 23: Running out of time

Via Mark Feinsand, it’s unlikely Gardner will be able to come off the DL when eligible on Thursday. “We’re going to see where he’s at after today,” said Joe Girardi. “We’re starting to get to a point where Thursday might be a little doubtful just because he has to go play a (rehab) game or two.” Gardner was scheduled to take batting practice today for the first time since being put on the shelf. Meanwhile, the Yankees will continue to employ a 13-man pitching staff and a two-man bench.

In other news, Girardi told Marc Carig said that Michael Pineda‘s labrum surgery went well today. We’re at the point that it’s newsworthy only if the surgery doesn’t go well. Hope to see you next May, Mike.

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Yanks-Red Sox will play doubleheader on July 7th
Game 23: Running out of time
  • http://none Ton Lon ton

    I am still availablee to pitch out of the pen tonite

    • Robinson Tilapia

      A 14-man pen? Not feeling too confident tonight, are we?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    The PA system is going to need extra circus music for balls hit into the outfield this week.

  • Joe

    Earliest Swisher gets back is Tuesday said Girardi. Why are we not putting him on the DL? This is one of the dumbest things I have seen the Yankees do.

    • Joe

      I am a HUGE Yankees fan and would never want to see anyone get hurt, but I would love to see Girardi’s dumb face if he ran out of players.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I would rather it not come to that but, yes, just DL the guy. It’s the beginning of goddamn May.

        • Joe

          Thank you! We just saw Longoria go down 4-8 weeks with a torn hammy, let Swisher get right and not injure him self trying to get back early.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            It just doesn’t make any sense to me to carry this small a bench. I get not wanting to send Mitchell back down without using him, not wanting to DFA Rapada, etc., but seriously, you need someone for whom the corner outfield spots isn’t an outright adventure on the actual roster.

            • jjyank

              My fantasy team would appreciate a Swisher DL stint. I have Swisher (not as my primary RF, I have Justin Upton for that, he’s one of my UTIL players). And I would very much like to be able to DL Swisher so I can grab a replacement off the waiver pool.

            • ROBTEN

              Seriously. I mean, you can get a pretty nice bench for, like, $100 at home depot. If the bench they have is too small, they should just use the change that must fall between the cracks of the current one to go pick up a new one.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                You can use a wooden plank and two paint cans.

                Apologies to Plank, of course.

                • ROBTEN

                  Good idea.

                  What about that stand Hughes is using? Apparently it’s his last one, but I heard he won’t be using it much longer. They could modify that too.

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    I laughed. A lot, actually.

              • jjyank

                I keep hearing that some guy named Bob has some pretty cheap furniture. Maybe the Yanks should look in to that.

      • Steve (different one)

        Is it Girardi’s decision to DL a player?

        • jjyank

          Probably not ultimately, but I would imagine he is involved.

    • A.D.

      This is one of the dumbest things I have seen the Yankees do.

      Yanks have definitely done this a few times where a player would need a half DL stint so they carried him

  • Clyde Barrow

    This is suicide. Not only are you risking injury rushing these guys back, you’re also hurting the ballclub by playing lesser defenders in the outfield. CC and Kuroda just ate up a bunch of innings for us. We don’t need 9 guys sitting down there in that pen rotting away.

  • Fin

    Off topic, but noteworthy…Longoria out 6-8 weeks with hammy tear.

  • vin

    I’m anxiously awaiting Rapada’s career as an OFer.

  • A.D.

    Michael Pineda‘s labrum surgery went well today.

    I’ll take it over “They got in there and found out the damage was worse”

    • mustang

      THIS!!!!!!

      +100

    • Robinson Tilapia

      “They’re going to perform a special anal MRI to really see what’s going on.”

      • Havok9120

        Make sure to use contrast the first time. Oh, and give him Tommy John. Just to be safe.

    • RetroRob

      That’s true. There are cases where additional damage is found and it was worse than expected, so yeah, this is about as positive as it gets.

      It’s good this happened at the start of the season. A number of pitchers have said that rehab is the key. The Yankees can monitor him closely throughout the summer.

  • Fernando

    They should just DL Garcia already and bring up Mesa, Wise or Dickerson. I understand that they don’t want to risk losing Wise/Dickerson later on, so even a guy like Mesa that can play the OF would at least help in the later innings as a defensive replacement for Ibanez.

  • ND Mike

    Add bluetooth to his shoulder, everything’s better with BT.