Injury Updates: Gardner, Aardsma, Robertson

Boone Logan, Relief Ace
2012 Draft: Nick Wittgren
(Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Got a few updates on the walking wounded down in Florida…

  • Brett Gardner took some dry swings in Tampa yesterday and didn’t report any problems with his strained right elbow. Soon enough he’ll hit in the cage, then in batting practice, then in minor league rehab games. Joe Girardi said he’s at least ten days away from rejoining the team. [George King]
  • David Aardsma is going to face hitters this Friday for the first time in over a year. He had hip surgery then Tommy John surgery last season. Aardsma threw breaking balls for the first time as part of his rehab just two weeks ago, so it’s pretty surprising to see him on track to face hitters so soon. Usually guys will throw breaking balls on the side for a few weeks before taking another step forward in their rehab. [Aardsma on Twitter]
  • As I mentioned earlier this morning, David Robertson played catch in Tampa yesterday and reported no problems with his left oblique strain. He’ll do the same again today and hopefully be able to get back up on the mound later this week. Robertson’s going to need some minor league rehab appearances before returning to the bullpen, so his return is not imminent. [Chad Jennings]
Boone Logan, Relief Ace
2012 Draft: Nick Wittgren
  • #28 in 2012

    How soon could Aardsma join the Yankees if all goes as planned? at the time of his signing it seemed like a long shot but sure looks like we could use another arm in the bullpen now.
    Whats up with Joba? Any chance we see him this year? With 2 rebuilt arms added in Aardsma and Joba late this season, who needs the trade deadlines?
    Get back soon, guys!

    • RBC

      We could see Aardsma around July or August. We could potentially see Joba around the same time. But these two are not automatic and coming back from serious injuries is always a huge risk. I’d have to see it to believe it.

  • Matt DiBari

    I guess Aardsma will be up and walking hitters before we know it.

  • PhillyMatt

    The photographer’s name for the Brett Gardner photo reminds me of Rodney in Easy Money when he takes up building model airplanes while trying to kick drugs and alcohol, “Rose, there’s a messerschmidt in the kitchen, clean it up”

  • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

    Aqui esta mi update.

    *Moons Axisa*