Archive for Injuries
7:30pm: Logan received a cortisone shot yesterday and hopes to be available by Friday. Like I said, Cabral’s going to get a few chances to show what he can do.
11:00am: Yesterday’s MRI revealed inflammation in Boone Logan‘s left arm, but not in his elbow. He left Friday’s game with tightness in his biceps, near his elbow. “He’ll probably be on that three days off (plan) and we’ll go from there,” said Joe Girardi. This is your chance to shine, Cesar Cabral.
Derek Jeter is day-to-day with soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle. He was removed from yesterday’s game because Joe Girardi didn’t like the way he was running. The Cap’n will be re-evaluated in a few days, but as of right now, there are no plans to shut him down for the season. Eduardo Nunez is the only other player on the roster who can play shortstop unless they add Alberto Gonzalez to the 40-man or something.
5:47pm: The CT scan came back clean, but the results will be sent to Dr. Anderson in North Carolina for further review. He performed Jeter’s surgery in October.
5:04pm: Jeter is being sent for a precautionary CT scan, Brian Cashman confirmed. “He’s been through a lot this year … We’re just going to take a look under the hood,” said the GM.
4:43pm: Joe Girardi said he removed Jeter from the game because he “didn’t like the way he was running … there’s some concern on my part.” It’s unclear if Jeter will go for an MRI or be available tomorrow.
4:29pm: Via Ken Rosenthal: Derek Jeter left this afternoon’s game due to an issue with or near his surgically repaired left ankle. Replays showed the Cap’n stumble a bit fielding a ball in the hole in the sixth. He stayed in the game to finish the inning defensively and bat in the following inning before being lifted for a pinch-runner. No word on the nature or seriousness of the injury, so stay tuned.
Boone Logan and his barking biceps — he described it as tightness in the back of his elbow — went for an MRI this morning but the results were not yet available when Joe Girardi spoke to the media before this afternoon’s game. As we wait for the update, here are some other injury info courtesy of Chad Jennings, Joel Sherman, and Andy McCullough:
- Shawn Kelley (triceps) threw in the bullpen with no pain this morning. “Felt real good. Felt better than it has in a few months, actually,” he said. He could be available tomorrow.
- David Robertson (shoulder) feels better, but he’s still going to rest for another 3-4 days before playing catch. He’ll then throw a bullpen session before rejoining the bullpen.
- Kevin Youkilis (back) is hitting off a tee and soft toss. He’s heading to Tampa on Monday to play in simulated games and is shooting to rejoin the team in the final week of the season.
11:18pm: Logan complained of soreness in his biceps and will head for an MRI tomorrow. He first felt it a few pitches before leaving the game.
9:54pm: Boone Logan was taken out of tonight’s game with an unknown injury after a hard-hit single back up the middle. Replays showed the ball didn’t hit him on the way by, but he might have hurt something trying to get out of the way. Very weird. Stay tuned for updates.
David Robertson will be out 5-6 days shoulder tendinitis, Joe Girardi announced. He’s already gone for tests and thankfully it’s nothing structural. Considering the current state of the bullpen, losing Robertson for any length of time is devastating.
- Michael Pineda (shoulder) is still just throwing bullpen sessions. He last pitched in a game one month and three days ago. Pretty obvious he won’t be joining the team this month, though I wonder if the Yankees will let Pineda play winter ball back home in the Dominican Republic in a few weeks.
- David Phelps (forearm) has been playing catch and will throw his first bullpen session in the coming days. It would be nice to get him back as either a starter or reliever at some point, that won’t happen. Phelps won’t be back in time and rushing it would be foolish considering how important he figures to be to the luxury tax driven 2014 team.
- Travis Hafner (shoulder) recently played in a simulated game but still isn’t quite ready to go just yet. I suppose he could make a quick rehab assignment pit stop with Double-A Trenton before rejoining the big league team for the last two weeks of the season or something.
- Kevin Youkilis (back) has taken dry swings but nothing more. He recently had some more soreness in his back and had to slow down his rehab. Pretty much zero chance he returns to the team this month.
- In case you missed it yesterday, Shawn Kelley (triceps) will be unavailable until at least next week and Zoilo Almonte (ankle) started a minor league rehab assignment.
Shawn Kelley was unavailable tonight and the last few days with a triceps inflammation, Joe Girardi announced. Tests showed no structural damage and they hope he’ll be available again sometime next week. This might explain why he’s been so shaky in his last few outings.
Via Mike Ashmore: Zoilo Almonte has joined Double-A Trenton for a minor league rehab assignment. The Thunder is in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs and are the Yankees’ only minor league affiliate still playing. They lead the best-of-five series one game to none, so they have at least three games remaining in their season.
Almonte, 24, hit .261/.305/.341 (75 wRC+) with one homer and three steals in 95 plate appearances for New York earlier this summer. He has been out with a sprained ankle since mid-July. The Yankees have five veteran outfielders on their current roster and figure to stick with them down the stretch, but having another bat on the bench in September is never a bad thing, particularly a switch-hitter. Almonte hit .297/.369/.421 (124 wRC+) with six homers in 293 Triple-A plate appearances before being called up and will give Trenton’s lineup a nice short-term boost in the postseason.
Via Chad Jennings: Brian Cashman confirmed Melky Mesa will not called up when rosters expand tomorrow because his hamstring injury is far too significant. The outfielder left a Triple-A Scranton game after running out a ground ball last week.
Mesa, 26, hit .261/.295/.452 (105 wRC+) with 13 homers and 13 steals in 332 plate appearances for the RailRiders this year while going 5-for-14 (.385) during a brief stint with the big league team a few weeks ago. Although the Yankees have five outfielders on their current roster, Mesa would have been a great pinch-runner/defensive replacement option in September. Real tough break for him too.