Injury Updates: Jeter, A-Rod, Phelps, Grandy

(Jim McIsaac/Getty)

(Jim McIsaac/Getty)

Got a plethora of injury updates courtesy of George King, Chad Jennings, and Josh Norris:

  • Derek Jeter (quad) fielded ground balls hit right at him and made throws to first base yesterday, his first time doing any real baseball activity since getting hurt. He also hit off a tee and soft toss. The Cap’n is expected to take regular batting practice and run today.
  • Alex Rodriguez (quad) is down in Tampa but will have to rest for a few days before resuming any kind of baseball activity.
  • David Phelps (forearm) will make his first rehab start for Double-A Trenton tonight. Brian Cashman has already confirmed Phelps won’t automatically re-enter the rotation when he’s ready to come off the DL.
  • Curtis Granderson (hand) took three at-bats in a simulated game yesterday. “I’m getting there. I definitely need some [at-bats],” he said. Granderson will be re-evaluated after getting more simulate game at-bats today and tomorrow.
  • Kevin Youkilis (back) started rehab work about two weeks ago following his surgery. His agent said it is “early in the process,” but Youkilis said he expects to return to the team this year. The original 10-12 week timetable put him on track to return in September.
  • Jayson Nix (hamstring) had six at-bats in a simulated game yesterday. He is expected to go out on a minor league rehab assignment at some point soon.
  • Austin Romine (neck) has been limited by some stiffness. “I planned on catching him [Sunday], but he got to the ballpark and couldn’t turn to his left,’’ said Joe Girardi, who added Romine is getting better by the day.
  • Frankie Cervelli (hand, elbow) has been participating in catching drills but has yet to do anything more than take dry swings. He said batting practice is “coming soon.”
Categories : Injuries


  1. ropeadope says:

    Eventually we’ll have a helluva team. You know the injuries are extreme when Romine remains the backup catcher despite not being able to “turn to his left.”

  2. vin says:

    Good god, I forgot about half those guys.

  3. Jimmy McNulty says:

    A-Rod might also get banned from baseball. I wouldn’t be totally opposed to that, personally. As long as he doesn’t count towards the lux tax.

    • Gonzo says:

      You think Cano would be happy with a lifetime ban for A-Rod? I mean it clears up money to pay him in theory.

      • Jimmy McNulty says:


        There’s the article. I dunno, pay Cano and just Amnesty A-Rod’s deal. Just as long as he doesn’t count against the lux tax, I’m fine with whatever. I stopped giving a shit about Steroids as soon as I started watching the NFL. Von Miller got caught yesterday too. No one gives a shit about roids in the NFL, so I don’t give a shit about roids period.

  4. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Pineda pulled after 3 innings, 39 pitches?
    Something happen?

    • Gonzo says:


    • trr says:

      Maybe he’ll be on his way here……very soon.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

      Daniel Barbarisi
      Nothing wrong with Pineda — just “innings management,” says the GM.
      Probably also means he won’t be pitching for the Yankees anytime soon.

      • emac2 says:

        Innings management for a starter who is supposedly being built up from the 80 he has been throwing?

        Doubt it

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

          Maybe they though he needed a temporary break in the buildup.
          Seems like he’s been hitting a bit of a wall after about 3 innings lately.

          • emac2 says:

            I think they would have said something ahead of time if it was planned.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

              Maybe. But apparently the guy who relieved him starting warming up well before Pineda came out, which seems like they knew he was coming out well in advance.
              Or I suppose there could have been some minor illness/issue that they were aware of but he was trying to pitch through.

    • King George says:

      Just my opinion, but perhaps one of Nova/Hughes may be involved in a deal (see: Chicago?) as an addition to a AAA arm for Soriano and Navarro? Pineda may be called up to fill the spot in that rotation…

      • Bo Knows says:

        Yankees can’t afford selling rotation arms, for an a guy like Soriano unless there is someone else coming with him

    • Bo Knows says:

      Cashman apparently has already given word, that he was removed due to “innnings managment” so my guess is he’s either hurt, or the Yankees are setting him up to come to NY soon.

  5. stuart a says:

    the lineup tonight is scary thin.

    girardi just have no horses. imagin i miss; cervelli, nix, and almonte.. that is how injured this team is..

    granderson, man do we wmiis him, the guy may hit 240 but he gets extra base hits something foreign to this team.

  6. Dalek Jeter says:

    Hey, Austin, Derek Zoolander went almost his entire career and gave one of the best eugooglies I have ever heard without being able to turn left.

  7. forensic says:

    Still so depressed by the A-Rod news. Seeing these updates just reminds me more that he (and many others) won’t be playing when I finally get to go see them next weekend.

  8. Dan says:

    Are you going to write about Stephen A. Smith’s conspiracy theory (which was obviously told to him by A-Rod and/or his people)?

  9. CONservative governMENt says:

    Poor Romine. I got a stiff neck the other day. Took a viagra and it got caught in my throat.

  10. Wayne says:

    Its official Pineda is going to our bullpen this year. They can not afford to keep him in rotation and wait for him to develope as a starter this year they said earliest this month they would put him in bullpen so here we go screwing a potential starter into the bullpen. Surgery number two Coming right up for Pineda!

  11. OldYanksFan says:

    Home runs by Soriano in July — 8
    Home runs by Yankees in July — 7

  12. OldYanksFan says:

    Oh… and the midget signed for 7/$100m.
    Can Cano really get more than 50% more?

  13. D23 says:

    It is concerning that he went only 3 innings but then again last outing he went 80plus. He could very well go to the bullpen and have him stay there to save him for next year. Think they learned from Nat’s Strasburg. He’s our future so we need to rely on him.

  14. D23 says:

    We should start seeing some promotions shortly. Last several years ago with Austin from GCL to SI, Gatoh needs to be up in SI the way he’s hitting. Hit another double in his only At Bat today that was suspended after an inning. With Judge trying to catch up and Clarkin coming off a mild ankle injury, in my opinion the Yanks need to take some risks and put couple of players on the fast train. Gatoh is one of them and Jageilo is the other.

  15. The DonSlaught says:

    Are we still playing the Kabuki theatre that A-Rod has a “quad injury”?

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