Cesar Cabral scheduled to pitch in a game on Friday


Via Dan Martin: Left-hander Cesar Cabral pitched in a simulated game yesterday and is scheduled to pitch in an Extended Spring Training game on Friday. I do not believe that will start his 30-day rehab window — pretty sure it has to be with one of the six affiliates to start the clock — but don’t hold me to that.

Cabral, 24, almost made the team out of Spring Training last year before fracturing his elbow late in camp. The Yankees need to keep him on their active 25-man roster for at least 90 days this season to satisfy the Rule 5 Draft rules, but after that they’re free to option him back down to the minor leagues. Given how shaky Boone Logan has looked in the early going and the general sketchiness of the middle relief, Cabral could wind up giving the Yankees a nice lift if gets healthy and returns with stuff similar to what he showed in camp last year.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. John C says:

    I come to praise Caesar, not to bury him!

  2. Rooting for U.S. Steel says:

    This makes me amazingly happy, if for no other reason than I have an irrational love of the Cesar “Stairs” Cabral posts.

    Oh, uh, and the potential help for the bullpen would be nice.

    • Gonzo says:

      Love the name. With this and The Bard making an appearance above, RAB might be getting too intellectual for me soon.

  3. Ed says:

    Any idea why it took so long to recover? Supposedly Jered Weaver will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken elbow.

  4. jjyank says:

    Stairs returns.

    Hide yo wife, hide yo David Robertsons.

  5. Jersey Joe says:

    Sounds good. Like the direction we’re headed in, but not where we are right now. This is encouraging news.

  6. Cesar "Stairs" Cabral says:

    Muchas gracias.

    Shawn Kelley es un punk bitch. I will cut him.

  7. Robinson Tilapia says:

    The saddest thing that could ever happen this decade is if, after all this, we just wind up returning him to the Sox.


    • Bob Buttons says:

      He can elect to be a FA, by the virtue of being a two-time rule 5 pick.

      Not sure if this has changed under the new CBA.

  8. Joe says:

    Nova , joba , and overbay to the angels for Trumbo. Yanks then bring nuno up. No brainer get on the phone cash

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