Update: Nunez & Banuelos placed on Triple-A disabled list

Game 42: Time for Change
Mitchell rocked during Triple-A beanball war

6:56pm: Via Mike Vander Woude, it’s a sore left elbow for Banuelos. Yuck.

6:00pm: Via Chad Jennings and Donnie Collins, infielder Eduardo Nunez and left-hander Manny Banuelos have both been placed on the 7-day DL in Triple-A. Nunez hurt his thumb a few days ago but it’s unclear what’s up with Banuelos. Perhaps the lat issue that shelved him a few weeks ago popped back up. Both guys could technically return this weekend, but we’ll see.

Game 42: Time for Change
Mitchell rocked during Triple-A beanball war
  • Jesse

    Fingers crossed with both of these guys.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      More about Banuelos than Nunez, but yes.

      • Jesse


  • RetroRob

    Wonder if it’s Manny’s back again. Hope not. Back issues can linger…forever.

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

      Yeah, hopefully it’s just the muscle and not a disc or something. That would suck.

  • Reggie C.

    Didn’t think health would be the factor that knocks the shine off Banny’s prospect star. Damn. The org just has to allow Banuelos time to fully recover so that he’ll be ready to go a full workload by mid season. Banuelos can still get a significant workload and be ready to contend for a rotation spot next season.

    What’s another couple weeks honestly. He’s the most advanced prospect the team has to offer in an unlikely trading deadline ninja maneuver. Best to get him healthy now.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso


    Is that how one would spell that? I don’t know. It feels like nothing is about baseball anymore…


  • Manny’s BanWagon

    The Yankees should wrap Mason Williams in bubble wrap. The baseball gods are obviously pissed at them for something.

  • vin

    I wish Manny was right handed. Hopefully the left elbow soreness dies a quick death.

  • mwash1983

    Sore elbow for Banuelos, might as well get him and Campos and redo their elbows. Yankees Top pitching prospect after this year might be Brian Mitchell. I honestly think the Yankees should fire Nardi Contreras as the Yankees struggle to develop arms.

    • vin

      Maybe they can give Manny’s right elbow to Campos, and Campos’ left elbow to Manny?

      Just trying to find the next big market inefficiency. Actually, I think an infamous Nazi beat me to it. Nevermind.

      • Deep Thoughts

        Awesome. This is a judgment-free brainstorming zone, just keep working it out.

    • pat

      the Yankees struggle to develop arms.

      Besides all those guys from the Yankees system that are currently pitching in the majors for an assortment of teams, the Yankees struggle to develop pitching.

      • Bo Knows

        they are great at turning out relief arms (might be the best) but SP is a wash

  • DT

    Seattle knew something!

  • Will

    Why god why. This is what happens when you let Jesus leave. APOCOLYPSE.

  • pat

    This fucking sucks.

  • Rod

    Oh well, ManBan will only be 23 in 2014.

  • RetroRob

    The Banuelos update reminds me of Campos. Any update on him? He went on the seven-day DL on/around May 4th, which is three weeks this Thursday. I don’t want them to rush him back, but I haven’t heard any updates on time table, or additional concerns about severity.

    I would imagine Banuelos is going to be out several weeks also.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Let’s just place half the 40 man on the 6 month DL.

  • Gonzo

    What was the great year for the system? 2009 or 2010? I need to remember something good.

  • dalelama

    The Curse of Montero strikes again….

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

      Don’t be a simpleton.

      • Monterowasdinero

        The Dalelama a simpleton?

        • Bo Knows

          dalelama is a nitwit, the Dalai Lama is a great man

  • craig

    They put him on the 7 day DL, so perhaps he just needs to skip a start.