May
12

Update: Carlos Beltran heading for MRI on hyper-extended elbow

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10:52pm: Beltran suffered a hyper-extended elbow while taking swings in the batting cage between at-bats, according to Joe Girardi. He is heading for an MRI.

9:41pm: Carlos Beltran left tonight’s game for an unknown reason. He started the game at DH and was lifted for pinch-hitter John Ryan Murphy in the seventh inning, which is not normal. Beltran has not been hitting much since he flipped over the wall in Tampa, and while an initial MRI came back negative, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if he was still banged up some way. Stay tuned.

Categories : Asides
  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Probably ran out of bottle of 5-hour-energy

  • Ramon “Bad Back” Flores

    *lurks*

  • EndlessJose

    Just like the World Series last year hitting that wall hurt him no matter if he is admitting it.

  • Frankie Beans

    He’s a starter he need off 4 days a week.

  • Farewell Mo

    He probably couldn’t stand the stench coming from the Yankees bullpen.

  • Horaceg

    or the stench coming from the on deck circle in the direction of Brian McCann…or is he injured too.

  • Dars

    This Team is done. Betting money on the wrong free agents again!
    Believe it or not this team will have a worse record than the 2013 version..
    Cashman has to go!

    • Mikhel

      Unlike last year, this team has had chances to win various games but have not been able to
      finish the job.
      On saturday they lost a very winnable game.
      Yesterday they lost a game and their best reliever never pitched with the game tied and in the
      9th.
      Tonight same story with their best reliever sitting in the bullpen watching the “lesser” relievers
      blow the game open.
      Against the Angels same story, they had a chance to sweep the series but couldnt seal the deal
      in the walks-galore game.
      Overall they did a good job in replacing missing pieces, but never fully addressed their pitching
      needs knowing Sabathia has been constantly showing signs of mediocrity since 2012; Kuroda’s
      air ran out by mid season 2012 and 2013.
      They won by replacing Hughes with Tanaka, but when a manager awards a pitcher the #3 slot
      to somebody based on not sending Kuroda and Tanaka back-to-back and not because of
      Nova’s stats, it means they have next to no clue regarding the state of their pitching staff.

      • nycsportzfan

        Oh you didn’t know that relievers can’t come in for 5outs, only 4.lol Its a freaking joke. Managers would rather lose game then let there best pitchers throw a few more pitches. This coming from a team who has everybody hurt anyways.lol

        Let your good pitchers pitch before they are hurt as well. Jesus!

  • Mikhel

    Perhaps it i a blessing in disguise, Beltrán was not batting, running nor fielding, with a few days off maybe he’ll regain his desire to play full steam, or if he has been hiding an injury, it will give him time to heal even a bit.

  • Mikhel

    Unlike last year, this team has had chances to win various games but have not been able to finish the job.

    On saturday they lost a very winnable game.

    Yesterday they lost a game and their best reliever never pitched with the game tied and in the 9th.

    Tonight same story with their best reliever sitting in the bullpen watching the “lesser” relievers blow the game open.

    Against the Angels same story, they had a chance to sweep the series but couldnt seal the deal in the walks-galore game.

    Overall they did a good job in replacing missing pieces, but never fully addressed their pitching needs knowing Sabathia has been constantly showing signs of mediocrity since 2012; Kuroda’s air ran out by mid season 2012 and 2013.

    They won by replacing Hughes with Tanaka, but when a manager awards a pitcher the #3 slot to somebody based on not sending Kuroda and Tanaka back-to-back and not because of Nova’s stats, it means they have next to no clue regarding the state of their pitching staff.

    • Mikhel

      fed up with these reply fails caused by damn web browsers.

  • Elan

    Seriously, how does the Yankees’ Strength and Conditioning coach keep his job year after year? I’ve never seen a team with more injuries than the Yankees of the past few years.

    • Michahiro Pinaka

      They fired the strength and conditioning coach in October.

  • Dars

    Beltran is no loss…. I would call up Zoilo Almonte.
    Soriano and Ichiro split RF duties. Play Brendan Ryan at SS and more playing time to JR Murphy and DH McAnn and Jeter….

    Line up 1: Ellsbury CF, Jeter DH, Teixeira 1B, McAnn C Soriano RF Solarte 3B, Garner LF, Roberts 2B, Ryan SS

    Line up 2: Ellsbury CF Jeter SS, Teixeira 1B, McAnn DH, Soriano RF, Solarte 3b, Garner LF, Roberts 2B, Murphy C