Injury Updates: Tex, Granderson, Pettitte, Nova

Game 134: The Return of A-Rod
Update: Cano suffered hip injury in eighth inning
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Some updates on the walking wounded …

  • Mark Teixeira (calf) said he’s feeling “better” and expects to play when the Yankees get to Baltimore later in the week. Three games on the turf in Tropicana isn’t the smartest idea with a leg problem. Teixeira did take batting practice and ground balls/throws at first today, which I think he’s been doing that for a few days now.
  • Curtis Granderson (hamstring) is feeling better and took batting practice before the game. Joe Girardi is wary playing him on the turf right away, but he could return to the lineup as the DH as soon as tomorrow.
  • Andy Pettitte (leg) feels fine following yesterday’s bullpen session and will throw live batting practice on Wednesday. It’ll be his first time facing hitters since Casey Kotchman broke his leg with that comebacker.
  • Ivan Nova (shoulder) also feels fine following yesterday’s bullpen session. He’ll face hitters in live batting practice either tomorrow or Wednesday.
Game 134: The Return of A-Rod
Update: Cano suffered hip injury in eighth inning

    By the time Teixera and Granderson are back the lead will be lost. Swisher and Jeter aren’t hitting. Cano isn’t even trying anymore. I think he’s pulling a Desean Jackson and wants a new contract. Ichiro and Ibanez are worthless. The only players doing anything are Dickerson and Nunez.

    • 123

      Doubt it. Boras advises him after all. He won’t play down his stats just because he is unhappy.

  • Bob Michaels

    The team is playing old, it has to broken up and infused with youth.

    • 123

      Precisely why the Yankees need to hold onto their prospects. See if you can work in Nunez as a regular, and then hope that the outfield prospects work out.

      • Jay

        I would love to see Nunez play everyday. He would need to play the same position though, given his fielding troubles. How bout Nunez the everyday second baseman. Maybe the shorter throws would help him. A-Rod becomes the full time DH/part time 3rd baseman and Cano can be moved to 3rd. He’ll be signing that big contract and 3rd base is more likely to keep him healthy than 2nd where there’s always the blind take out slide.