Hiroki Kuroda scheduled to make next start

2013 Draft: Billy McKinney
Yankees release David Aardsma

Hiroki Kuroda is currently scheduled to make his next start, manager Joe Girardi told reporters this afternoon. The right-hander said he still has some soreness in his right middle finger and will know more about his status after throwing a bullpen tomorrow.

Kuroda took a line drive to the finger tips last night and left the game with a contusion, but post-game x-rays showed no broken bones. It’s just a bruise, which is why the team is optimistic he will be on the mound in Cleveland on Monday. It’s not set in stone, however.

2013 Draft: Billy McKinney
Yankees release David Aardsma
  • LK

    With the way this season has gone I was worried they’d have to amputate.

  • mike myers


    Can you put up one of those old school “X days since last injury” signs? would be fitting for the season.

    • Slugger27


      • KeithK

        It’s funny because it’s true.

    • lightSABR

      Amen. That’d be awesome.

  • Bob Buttons

    I got a bruise on my middle finger once, and doctor told me it takes roughly a week or so to heal. I would not be surprised in the least if he sits next time around to be safe.

    • LK

      Certainly better to sit him for a start than have him go with sub-par command.

  • Havok9120

    Just give him Tommy John and a dye-contrast MRI to be safe.

    Can’t be too careful.

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  • Monterowasdinero

    Whew. Thought I would have to use the old “from Cy Young to Sayonara” line. (Poetic license)

    /Nettles on Lyle iirc