Injury Updates: Beltran, Pineda, Kelley

(Leon Halip/Getty)

(Leon Halip/Getty)

Got some injury updates to pass along, courtesy of Chad Jennings and Meredith Marakovits:

  • Carlos Beltran (elbow) received a second cortisone injection and will see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on Tuesday. The second opinion was apparently always scheduled, but the second injection indicates the first isn’t helping much. It’s looking more and more likely Beltran is heading for surgery.
  • Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw a 28-pitch bullpen session this afternoon as scheduled, and everything went fine. He will rest the next two days, then throw a 30-40 pitch bullpen session on Wednesday. Big Mike will start facing hitters after that, presumably in live batting practice or a simulated game.
  • Shawn Kelley (back) will play catch on Monday and Tuesday, throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, then make a minor league rehab appearance on Friday. He hopes to be activated off the 15-day DL and rejoin the team next Sunday.
Categories : Injuries
  • Computer Doctors

    If Beltran goes in for surgery (which is a no-brainer at this point), do the Yankees pick up Morales or Drew. I would rather see Drew at SS then DH Jeter full-time and put Soriano out in RF with Ichuro as a lat inning defensive replacement. Then the Yankess only need to pick up 2 starting pitchers and bullpen help before I am comfortable with this team heading into October…..Age and injuries when are they going to ever learn????

    • Chuck It

      At least Jeter would be in the line up 4 his farewell & not hurt us as much on defense

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    The Mets are just sending us their old players as embedded traitors to mess up our season.

    First it was Feliciano, now Beltran.

    Time to buy and dismantle that franchise.

    • Chuck It

      Great idea but everybody knows the world loves a loser