Update: Beltran day-to-day after receiving cortisone shot

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10:52pm: Beltran is day-to-day after receiving a cortisone shot in his elbow, according to Joe Girardi. He won’t play tomorrow but could be in the lineup on Friday.

3:59pm: Carlos Beltran is heading to see the doctor after feeling pain in his right elbow following a swing last night. It’s the elbow with the bone spur he’s been playing through since May. Beltran felt it during last night’s game and it did not improve overnight. Joe Girardi said the team is hopeful he will miss a day or two, but who really knows. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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  • blake

    .108.175.216.391

    I mean this is Beltrans’ slash over the last 2 weeks….he’s clearly not right physically so they are probably better off with him not playing right now to be honest. Him getting hurt was just a crusher for this offense….he was really the guy who was supposed replace Cano in the middle in the short term and he’s just not been able to do that since April.

  • ProjectNeo

    At this point can we just shut him down for the season. Clearly his elbow isn’t right, it hasn’t been since he went over the wall in Tampa. His lack of production is hurting the team, shut him down, let’s try again next year.

    • blake

      Kinda leaning that way myself…..if they were more in it then maybe you keep trying but at this point its looking like the best option is just to shut it down and have more time to get ready for spring training…..but hey we aren’t the doctors and don’t have all the info.

  • The Billy MartinVanBuren Boys

    Ya know, if he just had surgery on those bone spurs earlier in the season he’d be back already, or close to it, and he’d be 100%. Instead he pushed surgery til the offseason and has been playing at less than 100% since. It’s not like he’s been carrying the offense or been amazing in RF since coming off the DL. Don’t know if the bone spurs are the cause of this particular pain or not but they probably are not helping the issue.

    • Deep Thoughts

      Thank you Doctor Nostradamus. I don’t understand why people think there is some elegant and efficient Surgery Machine where you input injured player–>surgery–>wait X to Y weeks for rehab–>output totally recovered player! There is way more risk in any surgical procedure–during and after–than in less evasive treatments. That’s why it’s a last resort.

      • The Billy MartinVanBuren Boys

        Buddy, are you joking? You have to be right?? This isn’t brain surgery we’re talking here. It’s not even tommy john. It’s bone spurs. It’s an arthroscopic procedure that would be outpatient for you and me. He’d have them out in the morning and be home for dinner. Hardly a “last resort” option. The bone spurs were causing him major pain in May, they knew it, they also knew removing them would take away said pain. End of story. In retrospect yes, he absolutely should’ve gotten them removed back in May because we would have a pain free Beltran for September and (possibly) October. Instead of now, they’ll have a hobbled, patched-up Beltran for the remainder of the season

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Might as well just slam my head into the keyboard at this point and put myself on the DL. There has to be a critical mass for team injuries where it just goes nova and suddenly the fans start injuring themselves.

    Please please please let this season be a statistical outlier and give us a season of relative health in 2015.

    • Deep Thoughts

      It definitely hurt to watch some of his swings last night. Also experienced some mild nausea.

    • Madrugador

      I feel pain each time I see one of the players is pulled from the lineup or goes on the DL with an injury but some of these injuries are bad luck- Nova and Tanaka and some of them are age related Teixeira and CC. When you have a number of aging veterans on your team you have to expect that they are not going to be as durable as the 20 somethings.

  • argenys

    Put him on the 60 day DL and bring up pirela

  • Terry Noack

    So we have a guy in Pirela who is leading the IL in hits, but we’d rather stick to a guy who is held together by scotch tape??? What a miserable year for the new signings!!!!

    • blake

      It’s almost as bad as the day I heard Ben Affleck was going to be Batman…..almost.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      I mean, we did try the guy who led the PCL in hitting last year at short already this year!!!

    • Deep Thoughts

      Kyle Roller’s top 10 in K’s. Let’s bring him up too.

    • captainmike

      the yanks prefer over the hill old people

  • Looser Trader FotD™

    Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you’re part of the team!

  • RetroRob

    Ichiro’s playing time has 20 lives.

    • blake

      it really seems that way….it’s crazy…….

  • YankeeFan™

    If he would had just had the surgery he would had been back now at 100%

  • kikojones

    Ugh. [fingers crossed]

  • MB923

    Just get the surgery already

  • ronald frushon

    that is why we could use castillio in right field now. also belltron is over the hill and will be worse next year.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Belltron, the bad-elbowed defender of the universe.

      • blake

        Why has there been no Voltron remake movie ? I bet Megan Fox would be in it

        • 461deep

          Big loss if Carlos is out long as his average is low but power
          still there albeit lower rate. Age and ailments got him this year. Team loses 1 more position player going FWD it will be Swanee time.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Very true.

  • Deep Thoughts

    Does this mean we’re back to RF Martin Prado, 2B Stephen Drew / Brendan Ryan?

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Pretty much.

      Beltran could sure use an off-season that starts tomorrow.

    • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

      Today it’s Ichiro RF, Jeter DH, Drew SS, Prado 2B. I think that’ll probably happen more often than not if Beltran misses any significant time.

      • Deep Thoughts

        I’d be fine with that. After hearing “Jeet’s our SS, I just gave him the half-day because the ‘Turf is rough,” I’d given up hope of seeing this lineup at YSIII.

  • Captain Clutch

    What a surprise. He looked terrible yesterday and hasn’t hit much since he got hurt. it’s time for him to have the surgery and get out of the lineup. He is killing them batting in the middle of the order.

  • blake

    Joe Reedy ?@joereedy 1m
    Indians say Nick Swisher having arthroscopic surgery on both knees today. Obviously, season ending.

    if you have ever been a Yankee….hurt

  • UnKnown

    Well I think there was a stretch were he was hitting. Might have been a small stretch. Now he has cooled again. I wonder if he would be ready in a few weeks if he would have gotten the surgery right away at the first sign of the bone spur. Probably screwed up there. A healthy Carlos would have been huge in September and especially into October if they got there.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      In retrospect, yeah, he should have gotten it.

  • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

    Void the contract.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Ain’t the NFL.

      He could sure use some candy right now, though.

      Now I thought you were Cool Lester Smooth, but he returned under another screennname. Who are you, then? I’m confused.

      • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

        I had replied to you in the thread where Mr. Smooth made his dramatic reappearance.
        —–
        http://riveraveblues.com/2014/.....ss-107792/

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Gracias, senor.

          • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

            de nada mi amigo.

        • lightSABR

          Yeah, I’m still confused. But it seems you’re trying to keep some of us confused, so… good job!

          Also, I could sure use a candy bar right now.

          • AskMeAboutMyCandyBars

            Have a Caramello.

            • lightSABR

              Sweet! I always liked those. And the digital version doesn’t leak caramel all over my hands.

    • captainmike

      they shouldn’t have signed it in the first place
      I said 3 years was moronic the second I heard it

  • MB923

    Wonder if the Yankees make a last minute bid on Castillo after this Beltran news. I know we don’t know the extent of his injury , but I think Beltran’s OF playing days are all but done and perhaps we already may have seen him play his last game in the OF.

    • OldYanksFan

      Hope he can still hit as a DH. We keep piling up the injuries…

    • Yanks

      This shouldn’t have any impact on the Yankees panicking and signing Castillo… and it likely won’t either…

      • ronald frushon

        PANIC OR NOT IF AS ADVERTISED WE CAN USE HIM NEXT YEAR. BELTRAN WILL THEN BE 40 AND WAY OVER THE FROM WHAT HE ONCE WAS.

        • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

          I can’t hear you. Type LOUDER please.

        • Too_Many_Idiots

          Are you saying Beltran is so bad, he will age three chronological years by next season?

          • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

            Math is hard.

          • ronald frushon

            YES THATS WHAT I SAY ..HE WAS GREAT ION THE NATION LEAGUE AND HE WAS YOUNG ER.HOW MANY GUYS CAN BE AN EVERY DAY PLAYER LIKE JETER. I MAY HAVE MADE AN ERROR ABOUT HIS AGE,BUT I KNOW I AM RIGHT,WE NEED A YOUNG BAT IN RIGHT FIELD. CHRONOLOGICAL IDIOT HE MAY AS WELL BE 50.

            • Too_Many_Idiots

              A young bat doesn’t mean shit. There are tons of younger players that aren’t near the hitter Beltran is this year. What they need is a BETTER bat. I capitalized that word so you could understand it.

    • blake

      Yea I think that would be signing him for the wrong reasons…..they need to like him enough on his own merit and independent of whats happening with the current team for it to make sense.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Castillo is far from the only solution in RF and won’t make a difference this season.

      • MB923

        I was talking more about the future. This season is all but done barring a mircale by the Yankees in addition to collapses by other teams. Still got Beltran for the next 2 years under contract, and someone’s gotta take his spot long term eventually. I just hope they keep Refsnyder at 2B.

        • chris hines

          Well it sounds as if Castillo would be signed to play 2B for us and not outfield, though that’s just what I’ve read.

          • RetroRob

            That’s what’s been reported, although plans can change pretty rapidly. It may mean they actually like the flexibility of second of the OF, or maybe they think Castillo wants to play second, so they hope leaking that piece of info into the market might increase their chances.
            Overall, though, the Beltran injury probably means little to the Castillo signing. They need to increase depth.

            • chris hines

              I just don’t see how you can roll with 3 center fielders, I mean I don’t know how strong Castillo’s arm is but if it’s anything resembling Gardner and Ellsbury I’d be scared of that as well.

              • RetroRob

                I suspect the Yankees wouldn’t go with 3 CFers. If Castillo turns out to be someone who can man second, then they may turn and trade Refsnyder. Or, if Castillo is best left to the OF, then the Yankees may turn around and trade Gardner. Depth increases the team’s options. If a talented player comes on the market, then sign him because the Yankees have a number of needs to fill, and depth will better allow them to address those needs.

        • Since_77

          Best case scenario for 2015, bring up Refsnyder for 2B and sign J.J. Hardy to play SS for 2015. The team defense will be better and you can take away a good player from one of your main opponents. Prado can be the back up at 2B & RF.

      • chris hines

        Well from all reports Castillo could play in the majors this year and be eligible for the playoffs if the signing is completed in a hurry. That said however I don’t see how he fits our outfield being yet another low power center field type, even if you put him at second and let Refsnyder play RF you are looking at almost no power in the OF, 3B, 2B and SS, with only average or slightly above per positon with 1B, DH and C.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          “Could,” but I don’t see how that happens realistically, nor how he truly could be counted on to be a force on any team.

  • Madrugador

    Maybe I shouldn’t say this but one guy who has avoided the DL is throwing tonight for Scranton against a strong Syracuse team-Bryan Mitchell. Only two ER in his last four starts. Sure would be nice to have a lot of options going into the off season and 2015.

  • ronald frushon

    get castillo,get anyone that can hit for next year becauce we have alot of holes to fill. we can do it because we really can get by sucessfully with not need a high profile pitcher.too bad we are stuck with tex just a little above average defensive 1st baseman now,and he is much too fagile we need power and consistancy.a guy like toulowinsky would be great for jeters spot and he has said he would love to have his idols position.guesswe are set for 3rd from what hal sAID. SO WE NEED A BAT AT SECOND.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      This is the most all-over-the-place comment I’ve ever read on here.

      • Farewell Mo

        Another one of Lohud’s finest I’d bet

        • blake

          I think they are a free agent signing

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            Blake, we’ve decided to keep you and a few others. How do we lose the rest?

            • UnKnown

              Well ignoring them usual works, although they are a persistent bunch.

    • blake

      And…..breathe

    • Too_Many_Idiots
  • ScottinSJ

    This is all part of the grand plan. If you don’t see it, you don’t know baseball. Beltran will return as a huge force in the line-up and the DH spot will be augmented by the return of A-Rod. Tex will stay healthy, and McCann will be a significant run producer.

    Am I allowed to post this? Too rosy?

    • Deep Thoughts

      Your stupid baseless rosy predictions are no less annoying than your stupid baseless dire predictions. Just stop predicting.

      • ScottinSJ

        It was tongue-in-cheek, but thanks for your input. I eagerly await your own well-thought-out prognostications.

        • Deep Thoughts

          NO. See, that’s the point. I don’t have prognostications. This isn’t a fucking sports-talk-radio roundtable. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. Neither do you. If that causes you anxiety, the appropriate response is not to vomit up repetitive doom-and-gloom scenarios night after night in thread after thread. I mean, everyone does that in Game Threads and Open Threads. But say something insightful, or entertaining, or even nominally researched and cited. Is that too much to ask? If you just want to repeat the same whining, get a therapist.

          • captainmike

            most people find it easier to post to one of these forums than to call a talk show program

          • ScottinSJ

            Thanks for trying to set me straight. I’m sure your comments are peerless. I guess I’m just the stubborn, independent-minded sort, who will comment on and in the manner he chooses.

            However, being that you’re an obvious expert and, without doubt, highly regarded, I will pay particular attention to your future comments. I’m sure many of us can glean a lot from them.

      • Soylent Greene

        …and someone should start trying to get satire, relax, DT.

  • captainmike

    beltran at 3 years and 45 million was so stupid

    • TB

      No mike u want to know what totally stupidity is – They know he has a bone spur in his elbow. He found away to at least be able to hit with it and they try to have him throw and put him back in the outfield…. That’s the definition of stupidity…. Why the hell did they screw with it like that when they knew he needed surgery

      • ScottinSJ

        That’s what happens when you have no depth — when a line-up is built around a 37-year old player. I think that’s what leads to this somewhat desperate, short-sighted effort.

      • blake

        Play Ichiro vs play a Beltran with no elbow at all? It’s a push

        • MB923

          As much as people knock Ichiro for being out there, he leads this team in Batting Average.

      • Mick

        cuz jete needs his rest.

        • TB

          You know Jeter wants to play SS and not DH – this is it for him.

      • captainmike

        I would hope they did what expert medical people recommended

  • TB

    Morons Morons Morons — HOW STUPID CAN AN ORGANIZATION BE ?? They knew Beltran needed surgery to remove the bone spur. He misses some time and they get him back knowing he can at least DH… So then u try to have him get back in the outfield when you know how easily throwing a baseball can irritate a bone spur…….. Honestly the training + medical staff of the NY Yankees might be the dumbest on this planet.

    • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

      “after feeling pain in his right elbow following a swing last night.”

      • TB

        Very good and what the heck do you think started irritating it – trying to add to him just batting by having him throwing and playing the outfield – any doctor will tell you that throwing a baseball will irritate the injury more because throwing a baseball isn’t a natural motion for the elbow….

        • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

          Or he could have just irritated it on the swing and that could’ve happened no matter what…

          • TB

            My ass he did – notice when he stopped hitting – the same crap happened last time – I noticed he wasn’t swinging with full effort a week before they claimed he had the injury.

            • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

              And you still don’t know what caused that…
              Maybe it was the throwing. Maybe it was ready to start causing problems at any time and would have happened regardless.

              • TB

                It was throwing – its a non natural motion – it will irritate the hell out of a bone spur… I happen to have one in my elbow.. So I know it quite well…. The Yankees medical and training staff is downright awful. The attitude is do what u can to keep the player on the field and that’s why we have so many re-occurring injury issues with players…

                • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

                  Bone spurs can also be aggravated by swinging. That was the whole decision process at the onset of the injury, whether he could keep swinging without pain or not.

                  • TB

                    The injury occurred from his crashing into the wall at the trop not from swinging. Originally they stated he would DH because throwing is more difficult for the injury than swinging which anyone with any medical training would know just based on Anatomy and Physiology. When he came back they even stated they didn’t think he would be able to play the outfield the rest of the year and gave him a cortisone shot to try and alleviate the pain and take down the inflamed area around the bone spur.

            • RetroRob

              Dr. TB in residence.

              • TB

                Not a Dr but I do have medical degrees and licenses in Phlebotomy – EKG Cardio – physical therapy and CCMA

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  So many licenses, and such a classy avatar.

                  • Farewell Mo

                    I think you’re suffering from avatar envy. I know I am.

                    • Jorge Steinbrenner

                      My only regret is that you can’t see the #24 on his tail.

                • Too_Many_Idiots

                  Funny, last week you said you worked in sports media. So, if I have this correct, you are:

                  1. A clairvoyant hitting savant,

                  2. A NY sport media expert,

                  3. An expert pitching coach, and now

                  4. medical degrees.

                  It’s sad when you can’t keep up with your own bullshit.

                  • TB

                    I did work in sports media from 2004 to 2006 – my dad got very very sick and I had to take care of him until his death.
                    And I was trained because his condition required a great deal of medical attention in home. So I ended up going to school for it and started working in the medical industry.. You have a problem with my decision to change fields to help sick people you can contact and meet me anytime

                    • Too_Many_Idiots

                      If you actually did that, then good for you and I’m sorry you had to go through that.. However, with the amount of bullshit you’ve spewed on this site, there is no way I believe you.

                    • TB

                      Actually if you like I have my degrees and certifications – and yes good for me – you sound like someone who gives a shiiiiiitt about only person in this life – yourself -

                    • Too_Many_Idiots

                      Very untrue, but even if it was, it has nothing to do with the volume of self aggrandizing you do on this site.

                    • TB

                      No that’s you and the moron u just made yourself look like with your responses.

                    • Farewell Mo

                      Would you let me know if you guys are gonna meet. I love a good fight.

                    • TB

                      lmaooo no problem mo but only if you do the ALS ICE BUCKET challenge afterwards

                  • UnKnown

                    A lawyer too probably. lol

                    • Too_Many_Idiots

                      I’m waiting for the old “the hooker refunded the money” story.

                    • TB

                      well u requiring a hooker to have any type of sex wouldn’t surprise anyone

    • RetroRob

      …but yet still smarter than Internet posters.

      • TB

        Not in the least

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          *puts arm around TB*
          Son, you’re not smarter than the Yankees medical staff. Your eyes don’t know more than the coaching staff as to our hitters. They also don’t know more than the coaching staff as to our pitchers.

          I know this may be difficult for you to understand, and it may need some time to sink in, but I’m glad we had this talk.

          • TB

            The medical staff knew exactly what they were doing and the risk that comes with it… And this was the result..
            This is the same medical staff that told AROD he was fine and put him on the field in the playoffs when he needed hip surgery and they knew it

            • Jorge Steinbrenner

              You aren’t even 5% as smart as you think you are, kid. Keep trying.

  • Bigdan

    Is anybody tying this event to the decision to have him play RF? I remember when that was first brought up weeks ago and then it was dropped when Prado came on board. It never made any sense to me to put a guy in the OF, who’s throwing elbow is hurt, when he isn’t a very good OF anyway and his real value is at the plate. Why did they try this again? Oh, I know why. Girardi is just in love with his rotational DH and he wanted to bring that back, Well, now Beltran is out.

    Who didn’t see that coming?

    • TB

      No doubt big dan having him throwing caused this – throwing a baseball overhand is not the natural motion of the elbow… That causes more issues than swinging a bat ever will

      • Bigdan

        Of course it does. I’m not a doctor and I knew that. When he first went of the DL in June, I said he was coming back but he wouldn’t play OF until after his surgery in the off season. Never did I think the Yanks would be stupid enough to put him back in the OF when his only real value was at the plate.

        The decision-making fails regarding the offense this year just keeps piling up. Both Girardi and Cashman are culpable.

        • TB

          Dan so is the medical and training staff – they should have 100 percent advised the Yankees not to let him play the outfield….I assume they will try a 2nd cortisone shot to get him thru the rest of the season though

  • Bobby d

    Enough is enough!! If the yanks don’t bring up Rob Refsnyder now to inject some youth and energy into this lineup they are making a mistake. This season is over. It’s time to get younger!! This kid has hit over .300 at every minor league level. The lineup is anemic. It’s time to bring up young players.

    • RetroRob

      He’s not coming up this year.

      • Bobby d

        If he’s not coming up this year the yanks should rethink their philosophy because it’s not working!

        • chris hines

          Well all reports are that he isn’t ready to play 2B at the MLB level, if that’s true I wouldn’t want him having to face the pressure of New York while making a ton of bad defensive decisions.

          Sure you could bring him up and play him at RF but I’d wait until Scranton was done with games so he gets as many reps at 2B as possible this season.

          • Dos Luises

            Seems the 40 man roster spot may prevent us from seeing him in September. They should give him tickets to all the September home games and let him spend time with the team next month but not in uniform.

        • Scrody

          He’s not coming up because he’s not eligible for the rule 5 draft this off season. If he takes up a spot on the 40 man roster, that’s one less player they can protect this winter. Unless he was going to make a huge impact and propel them into the playoffs, it makes zero sense to call him up.

  • TCF16

    What’s Soriano doing?
    /ducks

    • Farewell Mo

      Probably juicing up in the DR in preparation for his comeback next year.

    • Bigdan

      Boy you saw how quick the marketplace was to sign that guy. At the minimum.

      The Yanks played him at least six weeks too long. One of the several decision-making fails this year regarding the offense.

  • Chip

    I think it’s about time to shut Carlos down for the season.

    • Farewell Mo

      Or give him a few days of rest and see how he feels

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        There’s rumors that his elbow actually left his body overnight. Haven’t you heard?

        • Farewell Mo

          He has a stump where the elbow used to be. His teammates have started calling him lefty.

        • Dos Luises

          Nobody on this site knows their ass from his elbow.

    • Bigdan

      ya think?

      There’s a good chance it’s more than a bone spur too.. There’s always been rumors his elbow is cracked.

      • TB

        dan if they had him playing with a crack in the elbow joint then this is by far the dumbest organization on this planet

        • Bigdan

          Again, this is just rumor. From what I heard, it’s a hairline fracture. Probably the result of the fall in Tampa. It needs surgery to heal but it can’t get any worse by playing if the inflammation can be controlled, hence the cortisone. Football players do this kind of stuff all the time. He just never should have even tried to throw a baseball.

          • TB

            I agree I said it from day one when I heard about the bone spur… I honestly have one myself in my right elbow. I throw side arm – it doesn’t bother me – I throw overhand – the pain is rough

      • Pete22

        The guy had a 801 OPS in the 2nd half. He did not have a broken elbow. The spur might have been cracked.

        Like I said so many time earlier elsewhere, they should have had the surgery right away and then found a replacement at DH or RF. Despite his 2nd half recovery, Beltran put up a 232/295/408/702 line with 30 RBI in 57 games after coming off the DL in one of the run producing spots in the order.

        Playing RF when he started swinging the bat well was just ice cream on the cake of idiotic moves

        I am convinced bad teams are bad as much because management is dumb as the players are poor. Need to clean house, Cashman, Girardi and all the coaches. I would add Hal too but he owns the team so its not happening.

        • TB

          Pete – I think Hal is the opposite of his father – he completely trusts the people working under him where George didnt

        • TB

          Pete there are fans who understand we have a lot of holes in this organization right now like yourself and then the ones who actually believe everything they are told when a lot of it is pure CACA

  • Pkyankfan69

    Sucks, but for next year this is probably for the best. We’re finished this year, decision making should strictly be made for the future… Shut him down, get the elbow surgery (assuming that’s what the doc recommends), and be ready for next season. Beltran showed at times this year he can still be a very good hitter when healthy. If he is healthy I think he’ll you’ll see him return to an .800+ OPS guy. With Arod returning (ugh) it will be interesting to see how Joe splits up DH time between Arod and Beltran, both of who will likely need a lot of time there to try to keep them healthy (I doubt Arod can even stay healthy as a full time DH but we’ll see.)

  • blake

    Beltran is on Cash’s fantasy team and he has no BU RFer

    • Bigdan

      haha

  • Donnie Baseball

    Unmitigated disaster!!!! Dude should have had the surgery months AGO. Yanks could have been more urgent finding his replacement (there were options both on trade and minor league front). Just an awful, awful, AWFUL job by the management not seeing this and trying to nurse him through the season. The guy had ONE SSS hot streak and a bunch of junk the majority of the rest of the time.

    • TB

      Agreed – he should have had the surgery when it was diagnosed – but instead lets try to play him at 80 percent – shoot him up with cortisol to mask the current injury and see what we can get out of him for the rest of the year and then fix him when the season is over and hope no further damage occurs

  • Pete22

    And of course playing RF has nothing to do with it. Was it really that important to get a player with a 640 OPS AB at DH??? The world WONDERS!!!!!!!!

    • TB

      they will just give him a 2nd cortisone injection hoping to get him back by end of the week and will hope this shot gets him thru September or until we are eliminated from playoff contention

  • Steve D

    in a hurry so didnt have time to read other posts. imo Beltran is a dog/quitter. Im pretty sure when with the Mets and they sucked he was always out hurt also.

    • Farewell Mo

      Maybe the dumbest comment in this thread which is saying a lot.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      If he was a dog, it’d make for some interesting outfield play.

  • EndlessMikeJr

    We don’t need Castillo we got Beltran and Prado playing right field.The Yankees keep putting people in wrong positions(Drew,Prado,Beltran) or not at all(Drew and Ryan) and putting Beltran in RF when he should have stayed at DH again is why Cashman needs to go.

  • NYCORNERSTONE

    All these players that get new big contracts seem to always suck even Mike Trout isnt playing the same , you cant give someone 10 million an expect it not to affect them on the field wife’s out spending, players just going through the motions and want tot go home, bring up young players and play them , at least they have something to prove, look at Swisher :)

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Yeah. It’s not like players have been making a ton more than the average person since free agency began.

  • Masahiro Nakamura

    Just shoot me

  • RetroRob

    Is this his second cortisone shot? I know there’s a limit to how many times they can inject him, although not sure how many.

  • LIYankeeFan

    Put Beltran on the DL and call up Jose Pirela.