Cashman: Jeter has soreness in ankle, Yankees targeting April 6 return

King: Rivera battling "severe" headaches
Spring Training Game Thread: MASH Unit

From the not-so-shocking news department: Derek Jeter experienced soreness in his surgically repaired/cortisone shot ankle following yesterday’s minor league game. Brian Cashman confirmed he is likely to start the season on the DL, and they are targeting an April 6th return. I’ll believe it when I see it. Eduardo Nunez will be the starting shortstop until the Cap’n returns according to the GM.

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King: Rivera battling "severe" headaches
Spring Training Game Thread: MASH Unit
  • Ethan

    Has a team ever started the season as banged up as the Yankees will this year?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Yes.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Example please because I certainly can’t remember a team starting the season without 4 of its top 5 hitters

  • http://Riveravenueblues Austinmac

    Jeter and AROD’s injuries were known and could have been anticipated. Teixiera has been missing more and more time. Only Granderson’s injury was of the kind not to be able to be at all anticipated.

    Don’t know if we have a real basis to expect Jeter’s ankle to be better in a matter of weeks. We can hope, but he had a very serious ankle fracture.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Teixiera has been missing more and more time.

      Teixeira’s games played per season:

      2009 – 156
      2010 – 158
      2011 – 156
      2012 – 123

      Last year was his 1st as a Yankee that he missed significant time, and it was his hamstring, not his wrist.

      The facts don’t fit your narrative.

  • mt

    Does this mean Francisco in LF, Nunez at SS, Rivera at 1B, and Mustellier as DH with Nix, Boesch, Hafner, and loser of Stewvelli competition on bench to start seasonagainst Lester?

    Wow!

    • trr

      more or less, yes….
      any opposing pitcher will simply pitch around Cano. I’d throw everything to him in the dirt. Just sayin…

  • Pasta

    Can the team just take the year off move up swb to yankee stadium

    • trr

      They’re trying to…

  • MB923

    Over or under 1.5 errors a game for E. Nunez

    • trr

      Numez could boot a ball playing DH

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      I’ll take the over since they have an outfielder playing 1st base so I wouldn’t get my hopes up that Rivera will be saving Nunez ass scooping balls out of the dirt.

      • http://www.twitter.com/mattpat11 Matt DiBari

        I was saying this the other day. Nunez was unusably bad with Teixeira there. This has disaster potential

  • trr

    Sorry people, I’m just not feeling it today

  • http://Riveravenueblues Austinmac

    Trr,

    The reason you’re not feeling it is because it isn’t there. This offense is certainly one of the worst in the league. Look at each player’s stats from last year, and tell me who is worse.

    • jjyank

      Maybe for opening day. But if Jeter, Grandy, Tex, and eventually A-Rod come back, they’re still good. All is not lost on March 24th.

  • Pasta

    Well we can move feilder to 1st oh thats right we didnt sign him
    Or hamilton and hunter will carry the team from the outfield oh wait nope
    Dont have them either at least we still have david ross from atlanta behind the plate oh shit thats
    Right hes in boston. But at least we dont have carl crawford to worry about.

    • jjyank

      Where would the Yankees have played Fielder? Do you actually think it would be wise to sign a full time DH for 9 freaking years?

      I was in favor of Hunter, but he’s no spring chicken himself, and I’m guessing you’re one of the people that would complain about being too old and injury prone. So…yeah.

      If you’re worried about people getting hurt and exposing weak depth, I’m not sure why you’d want Hamilton, especially for a big money contract.

      David Ross is a BUC. A very good one, but he’s just a back up. He hasn’t played more than 62 games since 2007.

      So, just stop.

  • Anthony

    Man, just a month ago I really thought we’d still have enough to compete with the Blue Jays for the division. I remember feeling uneasy about losing Swish and Martin, but that was optimistic compared to what I think now. Jeter, Tex, Granderson all out for the time being. And I’m pretty pessimistic about Tex’s injury and Jeter’s ankle. The season’s going to be an uphill battle for sure.

  • jjyank

    Huh. Didn’t realize Shelly Duncan was with the Rays now.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Musty, Nunez, Cano, Youk, Gardner, Mesa, Ichiro, Stewvelli, Hafner/Rivera, as basic starting lineup until Grandy is back and Jeter can play — it’s not the worst situation IF the pitching is top-notch which has been the key to this year along. The Rivera headaches are a big unknown but here’s hoping. I’m sure less than thrilled but I don’t feel doom and gloom.

    • http://www.twitter.com/mattpat11 Matt DiBari

      I’m genuinely curious as to what you think “the worst situation” could be if not that lineup.

  • Steve

    Just don’t ask him about it, whatever you do. He’s earned the right to not answer questions from the media about potentially starting the season on the DL

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  • Cool Lester Smooth

    We’re all thinking it, so I’m gonna say it (pardon the language):

    We’re pretty much fucked for April.

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