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Game 9: Yankees at Royals

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 09, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
Damon DH
Cano 2B
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui LF
Giambi 1B
Molina C
Cabrera CF
Gonzalez SS
Kennedy RHP

Notes: Jorge Posada has been diagnosed with a shoulder strain according to the KC team doctor and should only miss a few days. It doesn’t look like a DL. He had the MRI sent to Dr. James Andrews for confirmation and the Yankees will have their doctors look at it as well. “It’s good news because it’s not serious,” Posada said. … Gonzalez is in the lineup. There seems to be a chance that Morgan Ensberg will go on the DL with a mysterious knee injury. It may not necessarily be Jeter.

The Yankees won’t say what the move is until after BP.

UPDATE, 6:51 p.m.: Stunning news from Joe Girardi. It seems that Ensberg injured his left ankle on Monday. This was probably news to Ensberg until he was told about it today. The Yankees will announce their move after BP but that’s what it’ll be, Ensberg placed on the 15-day disabled list.

So Jose Molina will catch with Jorge Posada his “hopefully we don’t have to use him” backup.

cavity.jpgUPDATE, 6:56 p.m.: The Journal News was able to obtain a copy of Ensberg’s MRI. As you can see, he has a wrenched ankle. But it could be the breadbasket.

UPDATE, 7:46 p.m.: Morgan Ensberg survived. Shelley Duncan was just optioned to Triple-A Scranton. Why they wait to 15 minutes before the game to reveal that, I have no idea. But that’s the move.

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: The bad news keeps coming for the Yankees. Ian Kennedy is injured (we don’t know what it is yet) and Brian Bruney is starting.

UPDATE, 8:23 p.m.: Kennedy is fine. There is rain coming and they didn’t want to waste his start. It’s raining now.

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.: There seem to have been slowdown issues with the blog since the plug-in to edit comments was installed. So that has been yanked, at least for now. We apologize for the issues but it should be fine now.

 
 

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