Injury Updates: Jeter, Youkilis, Nuno, Hensley

8/12-8/15 Series Preview: Los Angeles Angels
Game 117: Win two straight, maybe?
Tired of using Jeter photos for injury update posts. (J. Meric/Getty)
Tired of using Jeter photos for injury update posts. (J. Meric/Getty)

Got a bunch of injury updates courtesy of George King, Zach Braziller, Howie Rumberg, and Vince Mercogliano:

  • Derek Jeter (calf) played catch over the weekend and will hit off a tee and soft toss today. The Cap’n is still a few days away from running, however. Joe Girardi said he expects Jeter to go down to Tampa to continue his rehab when the Yankees start their quick little three-game road trip on Friday.
  • Kevin Youkilis (back) has “been rehabbing away, nothing fun, no baseball things yet.” He is roughly eight weeks out from surgery and was originally expected to start taking dry swings after 8-10 weeks. Youkilis remains unlikely to return this year.
  • Travis Hafner (shoulder) is not yet ready to start baseball activities, according to Girardi. β€œHe feels better,” said the skipper while also making it sound like the team’s rehab DH is unlikely to return this season.
  • Vidal Nuno (groin) started a throwing program according to his Twitter feed. Brian Cashman recently said they don’t expect him back this year, but I wonder if he’ll progress enough to come back as a short reliever when rosters expand in September.
  • Ty Hensley (hip) also started a throwing program according to his Twitter feed. He’s coming off hip surgery and is expected to miss the entire season. Obviously the Yankees will be very conservative with last year’s first round pick. Hensley is unlikely to see a real game until next season.
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8/12-8/15 Series Preview: Los Angeles Angels
Game 117: Win two straight, maybe?
  • stuart a

    good news stewart back in the lineup tonight…

    good news…how can they sit down that bat!!!

  • dkidd

    ty hensley’s mom is the coolest! look forward to big things from him

    • RetroRob

      Yes. Perhaps she’ll stop by again one of these days for an update.

  • Mickey Scheister

    With a bad run by three-fifths of the big league rotation, injuries couldn’t have come at a worse time for Nuno and/or Phelps as you’ve got to think Girardi would have made a move by inserting one of those two in one of the problem spots. I hope we see Nuno again and soon, all he does is get batters out and quickly.

  • vicki

    ty hensley should shut the fuck up.

    • ropeadope

      Oh, such language from a Southern belle! My ears are hurting. Miss V., did you spend any time in Charleston? I had an aunt and uncle who lived there for decades.

    • yankeegal12

      what the hell??? I think YOU should log off.

      • ropeadope

        lol, it’s referencing the Cashman stfu meme (hadn’t realized it myself until seeing JMK’s comment below).

    • JMK

      Well played.

      Signed,

      Brian Cashman