Mar
21

MRI shows pinched nerve in Brendan Ryan’s back

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Joe Girardi told reporters this afternoon that an MRI revealed a pinched nerve in Brendan Ryan‘s back. He will receive a cortisone shot and is likely to start the season on the DL. Ryan was dealing with an oblique injury earlier in camp, but this new back issue popped up last night. At this point it seems like a very safe bet that Eduardo Nunez and either Dean Anna or Yangervis Solarte will be on the Opening Day roster.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

19 Comments»

  1. Dr. TJ Eckleberg says:

    Dooos injureeeeez!

  2. TWTR says:

    At least they identified the problem.

  3. Yankee$ (Formerly Pseudoyanks) says:

    Crap. That could linger.

  4. W.B. Mason Williams says:

    The universe provides for Yangervis.

  5. cooolbreeez says:

    who has the edge, Anna or Yang?

  6. NCS says:

    Or better yet, DFA Nunez and carry both of them.

    • Chip Rodriguez says:

      Is he out of options?

      • NCS says:

        No, but he’s on the 40 man, and of the other candidates, only Anna is as well. So if we carry two non-Nunez’s, we’d need to clear a spot. He seems like the obvious choice. I don’t see anyone claiming him, not that I would be too broken up about it either way.

        • Yankee$ (Formerly Pseudoyanks) says:

          To me the obvious spot is to go from 5 to 4 catchers on the 40 Man. Could swing a trade (Romine?) if they want to keep Cervelli (I do) for a minor leaguer.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

            At the same time, if Nunez isn’t good enough to crack the current infield (I’m sure he’ll make the roster, but hypothetically speaking…), why bother keeping him on the 40-man roster?
            No need to force a C trade if a good one isn’t currently available in order to keep Nunez around in that scenario.

            • Yankee$ (Formerly Pseudoyanks) says:

              In your hypothetical, I agree, you’d cut Nunez. I think (and I believe Girardi thinks) Nunez is good enough to be on the 25 man roster, back up the starters and get plenty of AB’s at 3B.

  7. NCS says:

    No, but he’s on the 40 man, and of the other candidates, only Anna is as well. So if we carry two non-Nunez’s, we’d need to clear a spot. He seems like the obvious choice. I don’t see anyone claiming him, not that I would be too broken up about it either way.

  8. Eddardo Nuney says:

    Good. More chances for Nuney to finally get a chance to show what he can do.

  9. Mike Myers says:

    Nuney version 3.0?

  10. forensic says:

    So you’re telling me I wasted the first pick of my fantasy league draft???

  11. Dan in Athens says:

    Free Dean Anna!!!! Trade EEEEEEEEEEEduardo Nunez for a bag of feces.

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