Jul
10

Yankees place Beltran on 7-day concussion DL, recall Solarte

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The Yankees have placed Carlos Beltran on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled Yangervis Solarte from Triple-A Scranton, the team announced. Beltran suffered two small facial fractures during a fluke batting practice accident yesterday — he hit a ball off the cage and it ricocheted into his face. He will be eligible to return after the All-Star break.

Solarte, 27, was sent down last week and went 12-for-20 (.600) with three doubles and a triple in five games for the RailRiders. It would be totally awesome if that got him going and he comes back to hit like he did earlier in the season. Beltran has not played since Sunday due to a  minor knee/hamstring problem, and he also missed about a month due to the bone spur in his elbow earlier this year. The 37-year-old is hitting .216/.271/.401 (79 wRC+) with nine homers in 61 games this season.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Because, you know, getting hit in the goddamn face with a ball is toally a sign that you’re old and decrepid. It just would have bounced right off Rob Refsnyder’s face.

    In other news, the Solarte dream is still alive.

    • Farewell Mo

      No getting hit in the face isn’t a sign of being old and decrepit.

      A wOBA of .291, -0.8 fWAR, a 79wRC+ and a -25.6 UZR/150 at age 37 with missed time due to bone spurs in his elbow and a swollen knee is however irrefutable evidence of being old and decrepit.

      Signing said player to a 3/$45 million at age 37 is pretty epic fuck up on Cashman’s part.

  • TWTR

    They are just delaying the inevitable with Beltran and paying the price, but good for Solarte that he gets a ML salary again.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      He got hit in the face. What is the inevitable there, that his face will melt, ROTLA-style?

      • Craig

        All I know is that if the ball hit Sizemore in the face it would have burst into a million pieces.

      • Preston

        He’s still beating the drum about how he should have gotten elbow surgery.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          History may prove him right, but I agree with modern medicine and going with the least restrictive option first.

          • TWTR

            I don’t want to be right, I only want a productive Beltran. Since he returned from his extended “rest” on June 5th, here is his slashline:

            .192 .252 .365 .618

            So while conservative treatment may be great for non-athletes, it hasn’t been able to rerun Beltran to being anything close to his former self.

        • RetroRob

          I suspect he will have elbow surgery, in fact I have always assume he is, but not until after the season. There is no reason to do it now based on the recovery time.

      • TWTR

        Um, the surgery for the elbow………

  • Bill

    All I know is that Solarte went down to AAA and went 12 for 20. At least he didn’t go down and sulk. Maybe he gets hot again.

    • Preston

      All it means is that MiLB production does not equal MLB production (Zelous Wheeler is also proving this). Despite what the proponents of calling up org filler like Kyle Roller, Jose Pirela and Adonis Garcia would have you believe.

      • Wolfgang’s Fault

        Come on, Preston; both SSS’s, & Wheeler’s had 15 freaking PA’s. You can’t pull the trigger that quick & sound credible. Wheeler is a big league third baseman. Keep “wheel’g” him out & he’ll prove it!

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Does Wheeler return your calls? Just wondering.

        • Preston

          Yes, the list of minor league FAs that turn into MLB caliber players is a mile long. Like that Yangervis Solarte guy, oh wait…

      • Mandy Stankiewicz

        Clearly this doesn’t relate to Refsnyder.

      • willie w

        if wheeler had one more hit his average would be 285

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          .286, if you round up. Do the research.

        • Preston

          If he hadn’t hit that home run he’d be back in AAA already.

  • scott

    Just not Belts year in NY. Probably should have had elbow surgery and just taken the rest of the year off. Give him credit for trying to stay with the team and play through.

    Unfortunately sometimes the baseball gods smack you in the face the ball and break your nose.

  • RetroRob

    It’s neverending.

    Hopefully the extra days will be good for his elbow and knee. I think he’s out of body parts to injury.

    • vicki

      you omitted the trop-fence-diving shoulder.

      • RetroRob

        That actually seems to be the one that set him off from having a good year to the never-ending injuries, be they minor or not.

  • scott

    I think Solarte stays hot and up with the big league club. Carries the Yanks through a winning streak into the ASB.

    • TWTR

      Solarte is going to carry the team?

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Said no one in April.

        • Wolfgang’s Fault

          His April bat did the talking.

          • TWTR

            And we will always have April.

  • cooolbreeez

    At least Beltran finally hit something.

    • Craig

      I laughed…

  • Daniel

    Yadier out 8-12 weeks. Is there any help we are a match with the Cardinals in a trade? I don’t know what they have that we could use, but wouldn’t they be interested in J.R. Murphy?

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Murphy for Wacha, Taveras, Piscotty, and Wong.

      • Josh S.

        Sounds like a very fair deal to me. I’m in. Let’s tell Cashman to get it done today.

        • Craig

          That’s it? Cashman failed!

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

            Not unless we get Wainwright, Craig and Adams in it.

  • MB923

    Somewhere….Eddard is screaming of joy.

    • Daniel

      He probably caused the “freak accident” to happen in the first place.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        That’s why they call him “Balls to the face” Eddard.

        • Craig

          That’s why?

          That’s not what I heard. *crickets*

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            Did you throw down the mic as well?

    • MB923

      To note, I meant screaming of joy that Solarte is back, not that Beltran is hurt. And what do you know, right below my post it came :)

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    GUESS WHO’S BACK!!!!!!!!!!! HOT AS A FIRECRACKER DOWN IN AAA AND NOW HE’LL CARRY THIS OFFENSE ONCE AGAIN. He should be here to stay, Kelly Johnson needs to go.

    • MB923

      Oh I knew you’d be happy

  • LarryM Fl

    The Yankees are getting younger as the old guys just fade onto the DL. Next up could be Brian Roberts ( not wishing him bad luck but he has played more games this year than in recent past) with Rysnyder taking his place at second.

    This team is just a Peace Time Mash unit.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Usually, at trainings and conferences, this is about the time where folks get a bit food coma-ish after lunch. Can someone check on Dr. Ahmad?

    • mustang

      Dude
      I think you have a man crush on Dr. Ahmad. Let the man finish is lunch time lap dance in peace.

      • vicki

        you made me laugh, you crazy bastard.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Soley probably steps into the clubhouse tonight and shouts, “Miss me yet?” They’ve really been struggling for consistent offense without him. This could be just as big as a midseason trade.

    • OldYanksFan

      Really, really, really big. October here we come.

  • Winter

    Why not recall Billings so he’s an option for Sunday and just play with a short bench for a couple days?

    • ikl

      Probably because Billings is a stricky garbage time / inning eater specialist. He isn’t even a particularly good AAA pitcher after 400+ innings at that level. For meaningful innings even Lereux is preferable if it comes to that.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      he was just sent down. 10 day rule.

      • Get Phelps Up

        That would not apply in this case because he would be replacing an injured player.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    Well, the NL Central got completely drained of two stars, Brandon Phillips and Yadier Molina both out 8-12 weeks with the same injury, torn thumb ligaments.

    Am I the only one who finds it just humorous that both Yadier Molina and Brandon Phillips get the same injury 47 months to the day after their infamous brawl?

  • Derek Jeter

    I’d rather call this season a wash and at least watch some young kids play ball.

    • mustang

      What kids do you want to watch they are all up here already.

    • Old Man Time

      Then buy fucking tickets to Scranton.

  • Derek Jeter

    Montefiore is getting its money worth advertising the “Yankees injury report”

  • mustang

    Brandon Phillips Suffers Torn Thumb Ligament

    Yadier Molina Out Eight To Twelve Weeks With Torn Thumb Ligament

    This league is falling apart without PED

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Young guys have much stronger thumbs.

    • LarryM Fl

      My friend is a medical doctor and baseball fan. His lament on the absence of PED’s, more injuries not necessarily the torn ligament variety.

  • EndlessJose

    I love Beltran and unlike Teixeira, Granderson,Swisher and Cano he can hit in the postseason(which we won’t get this year) but it’s sad him and the Yankees forcing himself to play.

    Bone Spur that needs surgery,Knee drained,two factures in his face and now a concussion.Give him the surgery for his elbow and if we make it to the post season than he will be alright.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I guess you don’t remember further back than 2012 if you think Granderson can’t hit in the postseason.

  • Pinedamaybegreata(formerlyMonterowasdinero)

    Just heard on ESPN that the world champion Red Sawx started 5 rookies yesterday. Things change quickly. Imagine if we started 5 rookies. Refsnyder, Wheeler, Almonte, Murphy and Pirela.

    Wow

  • hornblower

    Ref. homered in the first tonight. Kelly Johnson will be home for the All-star break.

  • Naved

    How come you don’t rip on Beltran like you did for Soriano? Beltran is an absolute joke right now. He is doing worst than Soriano.

  • Jean

    Just hope Beltran can stay health until we develop Judge to replace him and be RF for years…. looks like won’t work..