Update: Stewart has strained ligaments in foot following hit-by-pitch

Fan Confidence Poll: September 9th, 2013
Badler: Yankees had scout(s) on hand for Tanaka's most recent start

Monday: Stewart has some strained ligaments on the top of the foot. He thinks it happened when he tried to get out of the way of the pitch that hit him. “I was able to get through it, get [Hiroki Kuroda] through the game, and that’s what we were trying to do … Get that done and get somebody else in there,” said Stewart to Chad Jennings. There is no fracture and he is likely to miss just a few games rather than a few weeks.

Sunday: Chris Stewart left this afternoon’s game in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch in the left foot in the third inning. The Yankees are calling it a bruise and are sending him for precautionary x-rays. Stay tuned for updates, etc.

Fan Confidence Poll: September 9th, 2013
Badler: Yankees had scout(s) on hand for Tanaka's most recent start
  • Slob

    Doesn’t matter I’m sure they can find another warm body.

  • trr


  • forensic

    Addition by subtraction?

  • Betty Lizard

    A blessing. In disguise. From whatever circle of hell the Yankees are currently consigned to.

  • Bo Knows

    Only way to keep Girardi from playing him, why can’t his feet get hit more often?

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Thank you, Lester.

    Here’s hoping it’s a really bad bruise that keeps him out for a week, but with no long-term issues.

    • forensic

      Only one week? That seems about two weeks too short. :-)

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        I’m hoping Joe sees the light and my boy JR seizes the starting job by next Sunday.

        Also, he would have to be legitimately hurt to miss three weeks, and I would never wish that on someone.

        • forensic

          Eh, it’s not like his leg would need to be amputated. Mustelier missed over a month this year with a ‘bruise’.

          These guys are professional athletes and injuries are a part of their life. Short of something that may seriously affect their and their families long-term quality of life, I’m generally not going to get too up in arms about people being injured.

          I don’t know, maybe I’m just a cold bastard.

          • Mikhel

            “These guys are professional athletes and injuries are a part of their life”.

            I take it you don’t remember Carl Pavano. Nah, seriously, even though there are a few like Jeter who will only come out of the game when he is in a lot of pain, there are lots of players who can only be called professional because they make a ton of money, but ask no to play because their nail is hurt, their tummy aches or they have a bad hair day; there even are a lot of players who would love to see the season cut short by rule by MLB because they think 162 games are too much and nobody can play 150-160 games every year (it was mentioned by players as a reason of why players resort to PEDs: to alleviate their “pain” of having to play a lot of games; I mean, it is not as if thousands of players since the creation of baseball have played 150+ games per season, I don’t see them making a big fuss when they cash their check).

        • 28 this year

          Give it to Romine and let JR backup. That is fine with me. Romine can hit a little and offers hope for next year and maybe this extra time can make it possible for the Yanks to go Romine/JR with Stewart in AAA if he has options or at the very least, make Stewart the clear backup to Romine with JR in AAA waiting around.

  • Stewie curse

    The ball hit the ground first and skipped into his toe.
    A cutter not a blasing pitch. Him and nunez are made of sugar and musty should be done
    As a yankee for all his dl time.

  • chris

    i say play murphy and romine the rest of the way anyway….these guys are the future not stewart..

  • Robinson Tilapia

    “Finally, Boston hit the right guy” says RAB readership.

  • Vern Sneaker

    I’ve been thinking all year that everyone is too hard on Stewart. He’s an adequate back-up catcher. I don’t like watching him play as the starter any more than anyone else, but it’s not his fault management didn’t get us anybody else. It’s an open question whether we’re better off with Romine — Stewart throws out runners better, but we could argue Stewart vs. Romine all day. Murphy is still an unknown.

    • Chris in Maine

      Perhaps, but at least this way the kid will get a long look. They need to know what they have in Romine. They already know what they have in Stewart.

  • Kingslayer

    Good for him…F%$#K his A$%!

  • http://www.draftstreet.com/register.aspx?r=Jedile Jedile

    I hope now that Stewie has gone down. Austiny and Murphy can get some more play play time.

  • Frank

    We can send a lot more players home along with Stewart. Play JR.

  • rose heller

    yanks should start j.r. murphy. romine is a bum, he’s a hitless wonder. he has already showed he’s a bad defender.