Injury Updates: Pineda, Hafner, Joba, More

Yankees recall Dellin Betances, send Brett Marshall to Triple-A
Game 41: Fast Start
(John Munson/Star-Ledger)
(John Munson/Star-Ledger)

Got a trio of injury updates to pass along…

  • Michael Pineda (shoulder) will throw 50 pitches in an Extended Spring Training game tomorrow. Brian Cashman has said they want to stretch him out to 65 pitches before sending him out on an official rehab assignment. Seems like the earliest possible return is late-June. [Jack Curry]
  • Travis Hafner (shoulder) will take batting practice before tonight’s game. If that goes well, he will be available off the bench as a pinch-hitter. The Yankees will face left-hander Mark Buehrle on Friday, so I guess the earliest Pronk will return to the lineup is Saturday. [Meredith Marakovits]
  • Joba Chamberlain (oblique) is not yet ready to come off the DL. He’ll make at least one more minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Scranton. The Yankees swapped Brett Marshall for Dellin Betances today, just to add a fresh arm to the bullpen. [Bryan Hoch]

Update: Chad Jennings has lots more injury news, so let’s recap…

  • Derek Jeter (ankle) was checked out recently and although he’s healing well, he’s still not ready to do any sort of baseball activities. He could shed his walking boot soon, however.
  • Ivan Nova (triceps) will pitch in a minor league game on Monday. He felt some discomfort in his back last week, near his left shoulder, so he’s been setback a bit.
  • Alex Rodriguez (hip) hit off a tee and soft toss the other day. It’s slow and stud with him, a minor league rehab assignment is still a long ways off.
  • Kevin Youkilis (back) has also been hitting off a tee and soft toss, and he’s expected to take batting practice soon. Seems like David Adams’ audition at third base will last for at least a few weeks.
Yankees recall Dellin Betances, send Brett Marshall to Triple-A
Game 41: Fast Start
  • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

    Estoy bien, putos.

    • MannyGeee

      Love it…

      • vicki

        so much.

  • Wheels

    Cool picture.

  • Cuso

    My God, are we really playing the Blue Jays AGAIN?! So we’ll have 10 of 19 knocked out by the end of the weekend then?

    I guess that could be a good thing, although it looks like they got healthy against Boston and San Fran recently.

  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    Looking forward to seeing a healthy Pineda in pinstripes.

    • jsbrendog

      they are quite slimming

      • Larch

        Does anyone know how the Yankees can/will send Pineda back to the minors to get the extra year of control? Do they just option him after the 30-day rehab window?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          yes. Or at any other time during the year really. He would just have to be optioned at least 20 days to get the extra year of control.

    • Lip

      Then we can really see who got the better end of this deal (Yankees). Montero and his .211 BA. Lol

      • vicki

        easy there. noesi actually has a positive WAR.

      • Monterowasdinero

        Yes we will. Batting averages this time of year mean little. Not too many 23 year old catchers starting (albeit not full time) in the majors. Still big upside and healthy.

        Color me skeptical on Pineda being a durable starter for the Yanks. Maybe the bullpen. Big man with violent delivery and big time shoulder surgery=doubtful in my mind

        • WhittakerWalt

          Is there any objective reason for you to be so skeptical of Pineda yet so optimistic about Montero? I mean, other than the fact that Montero was dinero?

        • Havok9120

          You being noted for your objectivity on the trade and all players involved in it.

  • trr

    Yanks always, always cautious with injuries