Because we didn’t get enough of it this afternoon, time for some injury news…
- Tim Norton was placed on the disabled list for an unknown reason today, less than 24 hours after his successful Triple-A debut. It’s another shoulder issue, which sucks because apparently he was being considered for a call-up to the bigs. No luck.
- Remember Justin Maxwell’s jammed shoulder? He really tore his labrum. Had surgery and is out for the year.
- Mark Prior did NOT have hernia surgery, he is out with an abdominal injury according to Brian Cashman. Still no word on his timetable.
- As for some good news, Jesus Montero has been cleared to play following his eye infection. He missed a total of three games.
Meanwhile, Joel Sherman says the Yankees are leaning towards promoting Kevin Whelan in the coming days, which is close to a no-brainer at this point. And finally, Brad Halsey was sent to High-A Tampa, taking the place of Ronny Marte. Watch, he’ll come up and be the LOOGY savior later this year.
Triple-A Scranton (10-1 win over Charlotte)
Austin Krum, CF: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 HBP
Ramiro Pena, SS: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – ten for his last 33 (.303) with six walks and three strikeouts
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 K – that’s homer number 20, second most in the minors
Brandon Laird, 3B & Jordan Parraz, DH: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – Parraz drove in a run and walked
Greg Golson, RF: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Kevin Russo, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K
Dan Brewer, LF: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 K
P.J. Pilittere, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Adam Warren, RHP: 9 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 13-5 GB/FB – 74 of 105 pitches were strikes (70.5%) … he was sitting 91-94 with the heat … holy smokes, what a performance … you don’t see many nine inning complete games in the minors, the last one I can remember was by Hector Noesi last June