Frankie Cervelli leaves game with apparent hamstring injury


Frankie Cervelli left tonight’s game with an apparent hamstring injury after running out a potential double play ball. He fell to the ground after hitting the bag and replays showed him grabbing at his hamstring (I think it was the right, but don’t me to that). Eventually he limped off the field while the call at first was reviewed. Derek Jeter (quad) and Brian Robertson (back) are both banged up, so Yankees are starting to drop like flies. Stay tuned for updates.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Frank says:

    Poor Cervelli can’t stay on the field. He’ll be out at least a month. Bank on it. Romine will be up but Yanks need a first baseman. Get Kotchman.

    • Brian in MA says:

      neither Romine nor Murphy has inspired much of anything yet this season down in AAA. Where’s Chris Stewart when you need him!!!???

  2. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    At least Frankie will be back later this season. Bring up Austin and DL Roberts or Jeter if they can’t play. Can’t have 3 IF(Jeter, Teix and Roberts) hurt. Need to have a backup guy so Carlos doesn’t have to play 1st.

    • Robert says:

      Sizemore will have to be added to the roster. He might get the call if Roberts injury is serious.Tyler Austin on the roster can play 1B and 3B could be an option but he hasn’t really had that many AB’s this season.

  3. RobDog says:

    His name is Brian Robertson.

    *fight club voice*

  4. Paulc says:

    Effin a…freakin sucks. Poor cervelli. And damn injury bug.

  5. Robert says:

    I dont think Romine has spent the 10 day requirement to be recalled. So CJ Murphy I think will get the call.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

      You mean CJ Henry?

    • Mister D says:

      Doesn’t injury negate the 10 day rule?

      • lightSABR says:

        Putting someone on the DL does, if I remember right. If they’re not going to put Frankie out for 15 days, then the 10-day rule still applies.

      • D$1184 says:

        I believe it does.

      • D$1184 says:

        My prediction: Roberts and Cervelli to the DL; Scott Sizemore and John Ryan Murphy up.

        It was a different scenario when Tex went down; they still had 2 healthy catchers on the roster and Austin Romine wasn’t going to play except in case of an emergency. Now, if Cervelli’s placed on the 15 day DL, you would expect Murphy would at least get some start in day-game-after-night-game scenarios.

      • Tom says:

        Yes. A DL move means you can call anyone up regardles of the 10 day rule (and it’s doesn’t even need to be a position player for a position player – not that that matters here)

        The only real technical thing it impacts is I believe if a player is called up within the 10 day window (for an injury) he gets credit for MLB service time as if he was never sent down.

        (of course that doesn’t matter much for Romine – but for a team trying to game Super Two or get that extra year of service time for a prospect it can have a minor impact)

  6. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    And this is where my road to dominance began.

    Scott Sizemore (and JR Murphy)

  7. ROBTEN says:

    Who would have expected a 36 year old second baseman with an average of only 48 games played since 2010, and a 39 year old shortstop and 34 year old first baseman, both of whom essentially missed all of last season, to get injured at some point this season?

    And who needs someone to backup first? We’ll just use the backup catcher who has never played there. No reason to have a backup first baseman on the 40 man.

    Roster construction is a mystery, wrapped in an enigma.

  8. wilcymoore27 says:

    … a mystery, wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma (Winston Churchill).

  9. CashmanNinja says:

    This is just downright crazy now. Bring up Sizemore and co.

  10. Eselquetodolosabe says:

    Injury merry-go-round…., Bizarro world, right ?!

  11. Chris in Durham says:

    Napoli punched Solarte in the b*lls. Was that really necessary?

  12. Eselquetodolosabe says:

    Top 7th ? Danger Will Robinson….., DANGER !

  13. D$1184 says:

    If you’re not going to go to Cabral against Pierzynski or Carp when you got a righty on the mound who is clearly missing his spots, why is he even up?

  14. cooolbreeez says:

    Does Sizemore striking out at close to a 50% clip mean he’s ready for the show? I think not.

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