Sep
06

Injury Updates: Pineda, Phelps, Hafner, Youkilis

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(Tod Shapiro/Flat Iron Hot! News)

(Tod Shapiro/Flat Iron Hot! News)

Got a bunch of injury updates, courtesy of Andy McCullough and Vin Mercogliano:

  • Michael Pineda (shoulder) is still just throwing bullpen sessions. He last pitched in a game one month and three days ago. Pretty obvious he won’t be joining the team this month, though I wonder if the Yankees will let Pineda play winter ball back home in the Dominican Republic in a few weeks.
  • David Phelps (forearm) has been playing catch and will throw his first bullpen session in the coming days. It would be nice to get him back as either a starter or reliever at some point, that won’t happen. Phelps won’t be back in time and rushing it would be foolish considering how important he figures to be to the luxury tax driven 2014 team.
  • Travis Hafner (shoulder) recently played in a simulated game but still isn’t quite ready to go just yet. I suppose he could make a quick rehab assignment pit stop with Double-A Trenton before rejoining the big league team for the last two weeks of the season or something.
  • Kevin Youkilis (back) has taken dry swings but nothing more. He recently had some more soreness in his back and had to slow down his rehab. Pretty much zero chance he returns to the team this month.
  • In case you missed it yesterday, Shawn Kelley (triceps) will be unavailable until at least next week and Zoilo Almonte (ankle) started a minor league rehab assignment.
Categories : Injuries

17 Comments»

  1. YankeeFan says:

    Any word on Slade?

  2. JohnC says:

    How bout Jose Ramirez?

  3. Kosmo says:

    Hopefully Phelps comes back next year 100%. Youkilis and Hafner are done as NYY. To me Pineda is still a huge ?.

  4. how important he figures to be to the luxury tax driven 2014 team.

    *gags violently*

  5. FLYER7 says:

    Any one pose the question why Claiborne before Warren last night?

  6. stuart a says:

    Phelps could have definitely have helped last night out of the pen with Kelly down.

    Joba wow. he has really regressed. a clean inning from him is a anomaly.. he is jsut bad. location, pitch choice, whatever it is the sample size at this point is big enough, he will be on his couch in 2 years unless he figures things out.

    they are in this position with hughes and chamberlain doing nothing for the Yanks…Imagine if these guys could have done anything positively…

  7. WhittakerWalt says:

    I honestly forgot Hafner was on this team. I guess that’s what happens when you haven’t had a big hit in 4 months.

    • hey now says:

      You were able to forget Hafner? Did you undergo some type of procedure?

      I’d be interested in using it to forget Ben Francisco, Brent Lillibridge, Luis Cruz, Alberto Gonzalez, Reid Brignac…

  8. Charles says:

    Would Pineda be eligible for the Arizona Fall League? If so I’d love to see him there.

  9. Alderson Blackwood says:

    Pineda LOL

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