With the recent way they are playing, it is easy to forget that the New York Yankees are riddled with injuries.
Minus the great Mo, Robertson and technically Boone Logan, the entire bullpen, along with the Captain Derek Jeter, two top starting pitchers Colon and Hughes, and Yankees new bench player, Oakland A’s legend Eric Chavez all are on the disabled list.
The updates on the Yankee injured are just all right; with no official return dates know for any yet.
HERE ARE THE RECENT REPORTS FROM THE YANKEES DL:
One positive report from Daniel Barbarisi at the Wall Street Journal, that skipper Joe Girardi said Jeter’s rehab is going smoothly down in Tampa, FL. The Captain is right on track to be back at the end of the month, which is the end of his 15-day DL stint.
The latest on surprise Yankee ace Bartolo Colon, who is out with a strained left hamstring was not good. Colon has supposedly not even begun to throw yet, which is not a good sign considering his absence is about to hit the two-week mark.
On the Phil Hughes front, ESPN New York reports that Hughes clocked 95 mph in his rehab start with the Staten Island Yankees. Hughes threw 61 pitches, 41 for strikes in a 4 1/3-inning start, fanning seven and issuing just one walk. It is said that the Yankees want Hughes to make at least three to five more rehab starts, with his next in Double-A Scranton on Friday.
The Associated Press had the latest on Eric Chavez, reporting that Chavez took batting practice on the field for the first time since breaking his left foot May 5. Chavez has already been out way longer than expected, but it is good news that he is out of the walking boot and on the field again.
Oh and Yankee fans need not worry about Andruw Jones being hurt on his run to first-base against the Reds on Monday. Jones was just being lazy, no thanks to Russell Martin sliding into second hard with the intent of helping Jones get to first safely. Brett Gardner should start against all pitchers for a while. I was in shock that Jones pulled this crap, as it is unacceptable and you would think that a player of his stature would give his all. It makes you remember that at just 33, Jones is already burnt out and that he gave-up about three seasons ago.
NOTABLE INJURIES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE:
The only team now in worse shape than the Yankees is the St. Louis Cardinals, who just lost arguably the best player in baseball, 1B Albert Pujols.
Reported on St. Louis Today the Cardinals will be without Pujols for a minimum of six weeks, after being diagnosed with a fractured wrist after a collision with Kansas City Royals and ex-Yankee Wilson Betemit. That is just terrible and heart-breaking news for the Cardinals and their fans.
- Yankees’ Phil Hughes Hits 95 MPH In Staten Island Rehab Start (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- New York Yankees: The Cashman Rules (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- New York Yankees: Bartolo Colon Officially On 15-Day DL (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- New York Yankees: Alex Rodriguez Injury Revealed (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- New York Yankees: Super Nova Not Letting Phil Hughes Steal His Spot (ladylovespinstripes.com)