Luis Cruz likely headed to DL with knee injury

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Infielder Luis Cruz is likely headed to the DL with a knee injury, Joe Girardi said after tonight’s game. He’ll head to New York for an MRI; the medical staff has initially called it an MCL injury. I assume he hurt himself making that sliding catch in shallow right field near the foul line on Monday. Alberto Gonzalez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A just today, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he was called right back up to serve as the backup infielder. The Yankees do have an open 40-man roster spot.

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  • MB923

    A Yankee player went to the DL?

    In other news, water is wet.

    • mustang(The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      Thank you for this LMAO

  • stuart a

    i bring up adams over gonzalez. he is hitting good in AAA and has more upside..

    • CS Yankees

      True that.

      Is it bad that I feel they should make the postseason as the team with the;
      1) most injured players of all time.
      2) The highest number of LIFers of all-time.
      3) The worse WAR of all time.

      The Bronx bummers win the World Series!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Hitting well.

      And +1

  • forensic

    That about does it. No way they can overcome the loss of Luis Cruz.

    • CS Yankees

      The straw that broke the straw mans back?

  • BigBlueAL

    Just recall Adams and let him be the everyday 3B.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Yes please.

    • forensic

      Yup, shouldn’t have been sent out in the first place.

  • Get Phelps Up

    This means that the all DL lineup is once again complete! There was a hole at 2B/LF after Boesch was released.

    Jeter SS
    Grandy CF
    Tex 1B
    ARod DH
    Youkilis 3B
    Almonte RF
    Cervelli C
    Cruz 2B
    Nix LF

    • forensic

      Wow, that’s impressive.

      Phelps is the starter. Can’t think of any relievers still on the DL though.

      • Havok9120

        Is Scott Proctor on someone’s DL? He can close out every game and start the next day no problem.

    • John

      Wow .. that is really something … i cannot believe it … it has been a really bad yr for injuries for the yanks .. by the way they forgot Pineda as well

      • Winter

        Pineda’s not on the DL anymore, he’s just in the minors.

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores

      Switch out Cruz with Cano and Nix with Gardy and I’d switch with the current lineup.

      • Get Phelps Up

        I’d switch even without doing that.

      • Winter

        At that point it’s basically just what the Yankees lineup would be if everyone was healthy.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’ve seen worse lineups than that.

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    We need to get Nick Johnson and have him play 3B, but stand right in front of the plate so that every fair ball rockets right into his body, resulting in consecutive perfect games until the end of the season.

    I’ll take the rest of A-Rod’s salary as compensation, Hal, thanks.

    • Winter

      Not to mention his offensive contribution! I’m convinced pitchers are incapable of throwing a strike to him. As to why, I’m split between a force-field around home plate and hypnosis.

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  • EndlessJose

    Why isn’t Carlos Pena here and Haftner is still wasting space.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Hafner this year: 209/306/391 91 wRC+
      Pena this year: 209/324/350 88 wRC+
      Hafner this month: 160/250/220 31 wRC+
      Pena this month: 107/242/107, -2 wRC+

      Are you really in a hurry to “upgrade” to someone who’s been even worse than Hafner?

  • mustang(The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    This is the funniest comment section ever.


  • Robinson Tilapia

    Cruz had really grown on me. If this is something significant, and any injury to a body part referred to by three letters, the last two being “C” and “L” usually is, I hope he gets a look next season as a true UTL.

  • Frank

    Too bad for Cruz who was the Yanks’ best defensive infielder not named Cano.

  • Jacob the OG

    Oh no one is calling for the future Hall of Famer yet?


  • A.D.

    Given he seemed to have the starting job outright and was only OPSing .424, team maybe better off

  • agl

    They should consider signing Brendan Harris, who was recently DFA’d by the Angels.