And the nightmare begins again…. OK maybe I am being a tad over-dramatic here.
Of course, Yankees GM Brian Cashman gave his usual blaze nonsense when asked about Ellsbury’s sore right calf, “We’ll make sure we take care of this and if that takes a few days or a week, so be it.”
Knowing Ellsbury’s injury track record isn’t comforting either, as just look at his batting stats, specifically games played and his WAR, for the last five seasons.Jacoby Ellsbury - Batting Stats 2009-2013
(stats courtesy of baseball-reference.com)
Evidently, if history does repeat itself, Ellsbury is in for an injury-riddled 2014 season. And also don’t forget that Ellsbury’s legs are vital to his game, hence his stolen base numbers.
Look, the last thing I want to do is jinx the Yankees, but all Spring Training I have waited for the other shoe to drop.
Is this irrational and ridiculous behavior?
A little, but I think petrified is a more proper word.
As Spring Training has turned into something I just hope the Yankees can get through in one piece.
Well for now, Ellsbury’s tight right calf is just an issue.
But please don’t act stupefied if in a week this setback is actually a malfunction.