Jennings: Turley still shut down with arm tightness


Via Chad Jennings: Left-handed pitching prospect Nik Turley expects to be shut down for another two weeks or so with arm tightness. He has been sidelined since camp started and has not thrown at all. Tests showed no structural damage, the team is just being cautious.

Turley, 24, had a 3.88 ERA (4.18 FIP) in 139 innings with Double-A Trenton last season, making one spot start with Triple-A Scranton. I ranked him as the team’s 23rd best prospect last month. With both Turley and Jose Ramirez (oblique) unlikely to start the season on time, the Triple-A rotation is suddenly short an arm or two. Manny Banuelos and Bruce Billings seem to be the only locks with Vidal Nuno a strong possibility. Might have to grab a straggler free agent to eat some innings for a few weeks.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • I’m One

    The Yankees’ are inventing pitching injuries as a way of developing a good explanation of why Pineda is starting the season in AAA.


    • W.B. Mason Williams

      “We’re committed to winning a championship at every level, and think that Pineda serving as the staff ace in Scranton gives us the chance to win both the World Series and the AAA championship.” -Brian Cashman #theyankeeway

  • dkidd

    somewhere in florida, joe girardi is frantically dialing sergio mitre

    • I’m One

      Is Chad Gaudin still available?

      • Giancarlo Murphy

        Mitre’s under contract in Japan. Philly cut Gaudin in February after he failed a physical.

  • TWTR

    As long as Banuelos is healthy and pitching well, I’m ok with it.

  • pat

    Great. He’ll be out with this until July or so attempt to come back, then go see Dr. Andrews and get his TJ in August or September and lose 2 years just like Manny did.

    • qwerty

      That’s proper yankee procedure for dealing with arm injuries.