Injury Updates: Jeter, Granderson, Pineda

Sherman: "Top of the Yankees hierarchy" was behind Ichiro re-signing
Game Nine: Avoid the Rain (UPDATE: Game postponed)
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Got a trio of injury updates, courtesy of the AP

  • Derek Jeter (ankle) did some light running on the bases for the second consecutive day today, going first-to-third and third-to-first three times apiece. He also fielded 45 ground balls at short and started making throws to first, plus he took 32 swings in batting practice on the field.
  • Curtis Granderson (forearm) had a round of follow-up x-rays yesterday and could be cleared to throw as soon as tomorrow. “Everything is looking good,” he said. Granderson has reportedly been cleared to swing a bat underwater, and he hopes to be given the okay to swing a fungo bat this weekend.
  • Michael Pineda (shoulder) faced hitters for the first time since surgery in a scheduled round of live batting practice on Tuesday. No word on how many pitches he threw or anything like that, but it’s still really good news. Big step in the rehab process.
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  • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

    *nailed six bitches this morning*

    • Genital “Cabral” Warts

      ‘Sup.

  • art vandelay

    I would love to see video of granderson swinging a bat underwater. Not even sure how that works. super awkward.

    • mitch

      and will he make contact with the water?

      • art vandelay

        heard he struck out three times but did hit a home run to right.

        • Rick

          -8.

      • Rooting for U.S. Steel

        He’ll swing through it.

        • LarryM Fl

          Hydro-therapy is the new wave for injuries. Baseball is unique because a pitcher needs to throw under water so contact can be made. So the Yanks need someone to be rehabbing an injury to his arm.

        • Tut

          He couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. -Tommy Lasorda

  • RangerTex

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    • RangerTex

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      • rek4gehrig

        Phew :-)

    • jjyank

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  • Joe

    Anyone else hear that Jose Ramirez is hurt

  • John C

    The only issue I heard he was dealing with was a lingering blister issue. They also had planned to keep him in Tampa the first couple of weeks of the season to protect his arm from the cold weather.

  • mike

    no reason to rush Granderson back…the lefty lineup is OK for the next week or so, and since he is worthless against lefties anyway he will not be missed

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      He had a 104 wRC+ against lefties last year,and a 152 the year before…

  • novymir

    Who will sit when Granderson returns? I suspect it will be Gardner.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Why would you possibly think that? I’m genuinely curious.

    • Slugger27

      wells/suzuki.

      i think gardner is the most safe of the 3 by far.

  • heismanziel

    I think the only person safe when Granderson returns, is Granderson. I think Joe will go with the hot bat for the corners. Right now there is no way he would pull Wells out of the lineup. This isn’t a bad thing, mind you.

    • Tom from England

      Wouldn’t pull Wells out of the lineup? Watch him…

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        He’s hitting a hell of a lot better than Ichiro right now, and their wOBAs and wRC+s are essentially identical. Wells has done it by hitting for power. Ichiro has done it by hitting for a decent-ish batting average.

        The Yankees need a legitimate power bat more than we need another slap hitter right now, not to mention that BABIPs inflate far more often than do ISOs.

  • hogsmog

    Does anyone have opinions on how swinging a fungo is all that much less stressful on your wrist than a regular bat?

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      It’s lighter and it’s front loaded so the weight only hits you when your arms are fully extended.

  • gbyanks

    anyone hear anything on ronnier mustelier?

  • Monterowasdinero

    I mentioned this a week ago but no response. Maybe Mike can help. Brandon Snyder was released by Texas after ST. He’s played with the O’s and Rangers. 26. Righty bat, 1B, 3B, corner OF. Some pop in the bat. Think the Yanks would have any interest in him?