Update: A-Rod has non-displaced fracture in left hand


1:10am: A-Rod suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand and is going to the DL. That’s better than a displaced fracture but still sucks. They won’t know the exact timetable for his return until he sees the doctors in New York on Thursday. Fan-friggin’-tastic. At least this happened before the trade deadline.

12:11am: Alex Rodriguez left tonight’s game in the eighth inning after getting hit by a pitch in the left wrist/hand. He was in obvious pain and was taken out of the game immediately. Updates to follow, but obviously losing A-Rod for any length of time would be very bad.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Mike says:

    Looks like Nunie will be back.

  2. OldYanksFan says:

    That’s a guaranteed trip to the DL. Pain like that means spmething’s fractured or broken.

  3. Klemy says:

    It’s too bad Felix left the game. We had 6 other guys in the lineup who had not been hit yet.

  4. The Scheister of Doom says:

    Stuart….NO! Bad Stuart!

    I hope it’s just severe pain with no other consequences. It sounded terrible. Get well soon Alex!

  5. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Looked bad. Shit!

  6. OldYanksFan says:

    My guess is ARod’s season is over.

  7. Knoxvillain says:

    Welcome to New York, Hanley.

  8. pistol pete says:

    Arod might be OK, we’ve seen him go down hard before and be OK. Hope this is one of those times. He’s not much for handling pain like Jeter but I’ll admit it didn’t look good.

  9. Matt Montero says:

    Just curious, what would Headley cost? Any guesses on what the Yankees would have to give up for him? I know other teams are interested as well, so I’m sure it won’t be cheap but after this season they could move him to the outfield to replace Swisher.

  10. Voice of Reason says:

    if he’s not out for a long time I’d be stunned. It will always be something.

  11. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    I’ll be shocked if he’s not out for a significant length of time-btw he reacted, it seemed like a broken bone which would mean out for the season.

  12. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    I TOLD you guys we should have traded him, Jeter, and Robbie for Justin Verlander and Cole Hamels in a three team trade, but you all LAUGHED.

    Well who’s laughing now, huh? HUH?!?!?!?

  13. Mike Stanley says:

    Love seeing the reactions of the Harvard Medical Board on here.

  14. adeelmd says:

    5th metacarpal or one the phalanges could be fractured. looked really baaaaaaaaaad.

  15. pistol pete says:

    Any news on Arod, bad enough the 8th inning was a disaster both the top and bottom as Joe emptied out the pen and the Yanks walked 3 and gave up a run, but it’s all pretty irrelevant if ARod’s hurt badly.

  16. Mads says:

    How can Felix not get ejected after hitting 3 batters, and 2 of them in the same inning?

  17. RetroRob says:

    Can CoJo fake third?

  18. Mike Stanley says:

    I’m sure Stuart A thinks this is good news.

    • RetroRob says:

      If he’s some anti-A-Rod guy but nevertheless a Yankee fan, then he’ll be worried. Not to mention, fans who hate certain Yankees need those players. They feel lost. They don’t know where to direct their hate.

  19. captain kiwi says:

    PLEASE, do not get a 3rd basemen ahead of another catcher. i understand the market is lacking, and chavez can’t get do 3rd everyday, but i am so fucking sick of martin/stewart. i’ve been giving them slack all season but something (i don’t know what what) happened today, and i just cannot stand watching them shit the bed anymore.

  20. Ralph says:

    Although I hope not, it’s possible that we meet *cringes* Ramiro Pena.

  21. Mike Stanley says:

    Non-displaced hand fracture. Going to the DL. No timetable.

  22. stuart a says:

    arod stinks but I do not want to see him or anyone else get hurt. he actually has shown some punch the last 2 or 3 games.

    clutch hitting tonight as usual… they suck with RISP, it is beyond bad it is pathetic..

    Chad qualls is a total friggin waste, they cannot DFA him fast enough.. Rapada the lefty specialist walks a ton of batter and Logan has been pitching like crap for 3 weeks or so.. They have a bunch of specialists… why they did not hit a mariner after the arod hbp is beyond me. after garcia got the leadoff guy out I hit the next guy regardless of what happens in the game and I hit him hard……..

  23. DM says:

    If he’s hurt you could call up Laird as well.

  24. Mike says:

    From Mark Feinsand – Mark Feinsand ?@BloggingBombers
    A-Rod has a non-displaced fracture of his left hand. Headed for DL.

  25. stuart a says:

    arod should just hit 6th that is it. for a 6th hitter he is acceptable not a 3rd hitter………kyle seager has more rbi’s then arod, smoke that nonsense……

  26. kevin says:

    hope the blows out is elbow

  27. RetroRob says:

    It’s official. A fracture.

    Now on to plan B.

    • captain kiwi says:

      chavez/nix. i will be flabbergasted should they find another rental above the rest of their needs :/

  28. Jinxyman says:

    I think with that you are looking at 4-6 weeks. Possibly less. Could be worse, I guess.

  29. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A-Rod injury is a fractured left fifth metacarpal.

    Manu Ginobli suffered the same injury and was out 6 weeks.

  30. pistol pete says:

    ARod’s wrist is fractured, what a shitty night.

  31. wow says:

    2009: year of the walk-off

    2012: year the walk(ing)-off(the field with the head trainer)

  32. The Real Greg says:

    Go get Chase Headley from the Padres. There’s your answer.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      From your keyboard to Cashman’s eyes.

      Alas, there will be a major bidding war for Headley’s services. He’s a great player and teams know it. He just needs to get out of Petco for good.

  33. your mom says:

    Just a fracture. Give him a Motrin for the inflammation, Vicodin for the pain and wrap his hand in ACE wrap. He’ll be ready for tomorrow’s game.

  34. Rich in NJ says:

    It’s not his throwing hand. He’ll be fine.

  35. CUYanks says:

    Arod just cannot play a full season these days. This was just a fluke injury though. Must be very frustrating for him. Maybe he will be fresh for October?

    • David N says:

      I have a hard time using this sort of thing to say he can’t stay healthy. Guy got hit with a pitch – could have happened to anyone, and that’s not his fault.

  36. CUYanks says:

    Chavez is saying he had the exact same injury and it took him 8 weeks on the nose.

  37. Mike Stanley says:

    They have the best record in baseball. They have the second-best run differential. They still get to club on the Red Sox and Blue Jays and Orioles a million times the rest of the year.

    And they get Joba back.
    And they get Swisher back.
    And they get Aardsma back.
    And they’ll get Alex back.

    And then everyone will f—ing pay.

  38. BK2ATL says:

    Erik Boland ?@eboland11
    Chavez said he had the same injury as ARod. Said it took 6-8 weeks to heal

  39. Nathan says:

    Great. So another player out (likely) for extended time?


  40. RetroRob says:

    The problem is if this injury takes 8 weeks as Chavez says, then he’s coming back somewhere with a week to maybe, maybe two weeks of playing time. There are no minor league games to rehab and get his timing down, and then the Yankees launch right into the postseason. We saw what A-Rod did (or didn’t do) coming back last year when his timing was off.

  41. stuart a says:

    joba is needed asap. qualls has to go. BA against is 340 or so….

    if they are platooning nix at 3rd they are crazy he is a zero. nunez is a better option to rest CHavez…..

    get more athletic…

    jeter, grandy, cano, tex, are the top 4.. i bat swisher 5th and go from there……….

  42. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    What’s Cody Ransom up to these days?

  43. Jd says:

    Nunez gets a chance to play every day. Now we will see what we have.

  44. Jacob says:

    So i heard stuart just got sent to the DL

    • Mike Stanley says:

      Going to be fascinating watching him blame Alex for the next 2 months when they lose a game.

      • Jacob says:

        Oh we are all going to enjoy it more, I bet he is all like


  45. Mike Stanley says:

    @KenDavidoff Eric Chavez appears to be referring to an injury he suffered in 2004. Missed 33 games – so shorter than “six to eight weeks.”

    So that confirms the idea that Chavez needed 8 weeks to be back to 100%. Which means a week to go in the regular season.

  46. CUYanks says:

    This is where our depth will pay off. At least we have several in-house candidates in Chavez/Nunez. Some teams would be shoving Miguel Cairo in there.

  47. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    FWIW Chavez suffered the same injury on June 4, 2004 and was expected to miss 6-8 weeks. He returned on July 9 (less than 6-8 weeks)

  48. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Laird,russo,pena,joseph…..not looking good also martin can play third as girardi is sure to try it.
    What do the mets want for Wright?

  49. tabbert says:

    Andrelton Simmons of the braves has the same injury. He is expected to miss a month. From what i have read, its a 3-6 week injury. But, everyone heals at a different pace.

  50. Kosmo says:

    Brandon Laird.

  51. johnreverent says:

    welcome to the majors corban joesph … try not to suck please

  52. your mom says:

    Brandon Laird has been on a tear lately, bring him up and hope he continues the hot streak. If we catch lightning in a bottle we might be able to increase his trade value.

  53. dennyneagleshooker says:


  54. Jacob says:

    Ryan Roberts would get traded like an hour before this freaking happens

  55. CUYanks says:

    Chase Utley had a similar injury (4th metacarpal instead of 5th) and missed almost exactly 1 month in 2007. His stats didn’t seem to suffer at all when he returned:

    • RetroRob says:

      Despite Chavez saying he missed eight weeks, it appears he only missed five. Hopefully A-Rod can be back by late August. Still not sure who is going to fill in. The more I look at it, it seems like Laird is the likely move. CoJo played a few dozen games at third in 2009 and a couple more in 2010 and hasn’t appeared there since. I’m sure there’s a reason.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

        Yeah, I think it will be Laird for now, possibly Nunez later when he’s done with his rehab.

  56. Karim Garcia says:

    I’d rather not see Brandon Laird….yuck.

  57. Deep Thoughts says:

    Just wondering, did anyone hear how long it took Eric Chavez to recover from a similar injury?

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