Injury Updates: Pineda, Nova, Beltran, Banuelos

Allergic reaction to Gatorade, 60-day DL. (Presswire)

Allergic reaction to Gatorade, 60-day DL. (Presswire)

Mark Teixeira is back in the lineup tonight after leaving yesterday’s game because he took a pitch to the left foot. The Yankees dodged a bullet there. Here are some injury updates to pass along, courtesy of Dan Martin, Jorge Castillo, Marly Rivera, and Nick Peruffo:

  • Michael Pineda (shoulder) is fully expected to begin a throwing program this coming weekend, according to Joe Girardi. They are “pretty confident” the extra week of rest will knock out the lingering “trace” of inflammation. “Our doctors felt (another MRI) won’t be necessary. It’s a fairly minor amount of inflammation in there compared to what it was. Another week should be plenty sufficient,” said the skipper.
  • Ivan Nova (Tommy John surgery) is running and lifting light weights, but he won’t start throwing until late-August or September. That’s normal, his rehab is right on schedule so far. “I got to go outside and run a little bit,” he said. “I’m still two months away (from throwing). I still have a ways to go.”
  • Carlos Beltran (elbow) is currently throwing from 120 feet with no significant discomfort. He was expected to begin throwing to the bases over the weekend, and if that went well, they would come up with a plan and a firm timetable to get him back into right field.
  • Manny Banuelos (blisters) has been placed on the Double-A Trenton DL. He had some blister issues several years back. Banuelos missed most of 2012-13 with elbow problems, including Tommy John surgery.
Categories : Injuries


  1. Evan says:

    Word is blisters for Banuelos.

  2. CountryClub says:

    Supposedly blisters for Banuelos.

  3. Roy Munson says:

    Pineda won’t throw another meaningful pitch this year

    • TWTR says:

      Another way to look at it is that every pitch he throws, even on the sidelines on throw days, is a meaningful pitch.

    • Preston says:

      I’d actually take that bet. They’re being cautious. But in the end it’s just a muscle strain. He’ll be back.

  4. geno714 says:

    Any word on whether they are skipping Nuno’s turn in the rotation? The upcoming off day falls on his regular day.

  5. TWTR says:

    The good news is that except for Nova, no one has been ruled out for this year…yet.

    With Beltran in particular though, at his age, the years he has remaining that he can play at a top level could be one or less, so to possibly lose out on seeing him at his best this season because they waited on surgery is especially frustrating.

  6. Eric S says:

    Won’t matter – this team is not going anywhere this year anyway

  7. ALZ says:

    Let’s just hope Beltran throwing doesn’t aggravate anything. His bat is way more valuable than anything else. Unless you are getting a DH then not really needing him in the of.

    • Preston says:

      I agree, he’s a negative in the OF. Right now we’re better with Ichiro in RF and Beltran at DH. Unless of course we can add a DH bat that is clearly an upgrade.

  8. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Nova may get out on a mound and pitch some innings in 2015, possibly even have some success, but he won’t even begin to be right until the 2016 season when he’ll be 29 y.o. It takes at least 2 years, more or less, following TJ for an arm to feel like its back to where it was before it was hurt. Hope he’s one of the few who can pick up where he left off & get his career back on track.

    • RetroRob says:

      They will need to go into 2015 not expecting him to contribute that many innings, which means they’ll need to plan for another starter.

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