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Some medical updates

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 16, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

• Mark Teixeira had a cortisone shot in his left wrist and was examined by a specialist before the game. He said the shot will “put me over the top.” Teixeira said he would be playing tomorrow.

• Xavier Nady had a second x-ray today and will get a CT scan tomorrow on his right elbow. While he is on the 15-day disabled list, there seems to be at least some hope that his injury is not a completely torn ligament that will require a second Tommy John surgery.

(Meanwhile, Tommy John was here today. Just saying.)

“If there’s a way I can avoid that surgery again, that’s the route I want to take,” Nady said. “They’re taking all the tests they can and that’s good.”

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66 Responses to “Some medical updates”

  1. C April 16th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Randsome needs to be on the bench.

  2. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    wishing them both well – esp Nady – surgery is no joke

  3. C April 16th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    marte and veras should be in the mob up role until they show that they can pitch in the 7th.

  4. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Tex needing the shot is not the best of signs.

  5. C April 16th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    jeter should be switch back to batting 2nd

  6. Fran April 16th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    With Alex taking BP today, it really seems like he should be back sooner than May 15th.

  7. Giuseppe Franco April 16th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I’m not worried about Teixeira slumping, but I am concerned about his wrist.

    A bad wrist for a power hitter is like Superman wearing a kryptonite necklace.

  8. Yankssss April 16th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Tex will be fine, people worry too much lol

  9. Yankssss April 16th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    and call up Berroa or someone please, Ransom looks lost.

  10. C April 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    we are still ahead of the rays and the sux no need to panic

  11. C April 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    we are still ahead of the rays and the sux no need to panic

  12. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Elbow surgery must be extremely unpleasant, Nady’s comments make it sound pretty horrible.

  13. C April 16th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    i will rather have berroa right now even if his defense is bad it cant be worst than randsome?

  14. John April 16th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    You can tell Nady wants to play. Him not wanting surgery means he wants to win and be on this team. I have a ton of time for that. He has free agency pending, his best shot is to have surgery no matter what and get paid. His apology reminds me of when Hideki apologized for breaking his wrist. He seems like a class guy and I hope he can give a nice boost for this team even if it’s late in the year.

  15. Yanks22 April 16th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I agree the team will be fine but Ransom is a bum and he needs to sit. I dont expect him to be A-Rod I dont even expect him to hit. But come on he has two hits on the whole year plus he cant even feild his position.

  16. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother April 16th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    “I’m not worried about Teixeira slumping, but I am concerned about his wrist.”

    - – - – - -

    He was shaking it after a couple of the foul balls he hit. If a hitter can’t roll his wrists over like he’s used to – he isn’t the same hitter.
    Hopefully the cortisone shot does the trick for him. But from the looks of today’s game he was still feeling it. Plus he is a notoriously slow starter anyway. It’ll be a tough month for him.

  17. C April 16th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Can we take back Olendorf and Tabata back?

  18. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    John

    he is no carla pavano.he showed he could hit in big spots.it’s a shame he out.not a good on base guy though

  19. Andrew April 16th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    You mean, the Tabata who is such a high character, distraction-free guy, on top of being a sure fire can’t miss prospect near ready to make an impact in the big leagues?
    /sarcasm

  20. pat April 16th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Francesa had Bernie on today?

    Poor planning on both their parts to have him on while the game was on.

  21. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Anyone who thinks the trade with Pittsburgh was bad… just wow.

    You’d rather have Tabata and Ohlendorf? The same Ohlendorf who gave up like 5 runs every time he came in to relive, and the same Tabata who was so immature that he threw a hissy fit and almost quit baseball because he had one bad game?

    Nady has been solid while we’ve had him, and other than a few bad games, Marte has been lights out with us.

  22. C April 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Randsome is petty awful the throw today that led to the basesloaded even though they got out still could have changed the game.

  23. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Maybe, Nady should have what Takashi Saito had done to him. Saito needed TJ surgery last year, but had some sort of experimental procedure that involved a shot of highly concentrated platelets into his elbow.

  24. CG April 16th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I’m hoping Pete posts a list of observations from his second go round at the new stadium. What they fixed, what they didn’t, what still needs to be fixed.

    I’d love to know his general thoughts. I must admit the new stadium doesn’t look quite as good on TV. That’s probably from me just being used to the old one. But for all it’s bells and whistles something doesn’t translate…yet.

    It will take some getting used to. The netting looked poor on TV again though.

  25. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    pat
    April 16th, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    GB

    I heard the KC team has good chemistry. They’ll be just fine.

    ————————————————————

    If they need chemistry, they’d better dig up Marie Curie. They have 3 and a half starters and three bullpenners (Farnsworth might be ok if they need somebody to help out with the fighters underneath the O’Neill banner. I hear somebody is challanging everyone and will meet there.

  26. Yankssss April 16th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Well A-rod hit 3 home runs during his 49 swings at batting practice today..can’t wait to see him back.

  27. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    i loved that trade when it went down,most of us on this board did.thing happen.nady was like the second coming his first 3 weeks last year.he was like swish

  28. V Torch April 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    If he was wearing a bag over his head, you would think that Teixeria was Matsui

    He looks DREADFUL. That wrist is bothering him, even his D has slipped.

  29. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Do cortisone shots take time to “kick in?”

  30. James April 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Forget trying to trade Veras, just release him.

    And Marte is Felix Heredia part 2. Great job by Cashman giving him a 3 yr deal rather than just picking up his option.

  31. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother April 16th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    One for the Suggestion Box:

    Pete,
    Once a game begins, can you please have a baseball and overall general knowledge prerequisite test a person must pass before posting?
    Maybe you could put a maze, or a connect the dots, or a word search game on here to occupy their time while at the same time giving you your necessary website hits in the meantime…
    I’m sorry but its just unreadable then.
    Maybe blood pressure monitors would be in order too any time they fall behind.
    Thanks.

  32. C April 16th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    i dont know where the offense will come from once swisher cools down

  33. F7 TD April 16th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Robertson should be given a shot in the 7th inning… until he struggles, then we can go back to Coke.

    The Merry-go-round bullpen is going to bury us. Nobody is consistent enough outside of Bruney. You have no idea what you’re going to get from outing to outing.

  34. Andrew April 16th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    “That wrist is bothering him, even his D has slipped.”

    Care to elaborate, Doctor? His wrist seemed fine yesterday in Tampa when he was throwing the ball across the diamond to turn a double play that would have been near impossible had it been many (or maybe any) other first baseman. His offense will pick up as long as his wrist doesn’t get worse–all signs point to them trying to do as much as possible to insure that that doesn’t happen.

  35. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    c

    cano,tex,”a-rod”,posada,damon and maybe matsui.

  36. John April 16th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Well let’s face it you want consistency from a pen. Marte or Veras are either on or off. They both have great stuff, but one game they have control the next nothing. Today was a disaster. I don’t get why they disliked adding Robertson to the opening day roster but he is going to be a good one. And let’s not forget that Bruney was a lack of control guy but finally has come into his own. A guy like Pena who signed fairly cheaply with the Royals though would have been a sound pickup.

  37. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    John ,

    did u mean juan cruz

  38. Soul April 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Yeah, it’s going to be scary what our offense turns into when Swisher goes back to his .240 career average.

    Teix’s wrist is very concerning, these things can linger for a while. Nady is a big loss, especially when we face lefties.

  39. John April 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Tampa Yankee, yes sorry, Cruz, not sure why I said Pena, guess cause of Tony’s son.

  40. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Tabata is still in AA ball. He is currently hitting .250.
    Just fyi.

  41. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    can MO start pitching 9 out saves ;) ?

  42. John April 16th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Tabata also I believe is seeking a divorce from his 40 year old kidnapping wife. She sounds crazy, but then again you have to question his makeup for marrying her. Maybe he gets his life back on track.

  43. Yankssss April 16th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    lol wow soul, you think the yankee offense is going to be that bad? calmm down people my lord.

  44. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother April 16th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Doreen

    It might be different depending on where the shot is going. I never had one in the wrist but have had them in my shoulder. It would make my shoulder feel “heavy,” or kind of immobile for a day or two before it felt less painful.
    In a wrist it may be the same thing, I don’t know.
    Though I always liked playing doctor, alas, I am not one.

  45. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks, BPBLB. You know more than I do – never having had a cortisone shot at all. :)

  46. JON April 16th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    i want jose veras optioned to scranton and mark melancon brought up immediately…poll- who agrees with me?

  47. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Doreen – You can tell it’s me by all the smileys
    April 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    Do cortisone shots take time to “kick in?”

    ————————————————————

    The shot is almost as painful as the injury, but, yeah, it takes about 2-3 days to kick in, sometimes depending on how many you’ve had. Too many over a long period could lead to arthritic conditions.

  48. vin April 16th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Scary how people here are starting to sound like the “experts” in the media when it comes to the bullpen. Every bullpen gives up runs. Girardi called on Veras who couldn’t get the job done, eventhough he should’ve gotten the strikeout on the curveball to the second batter he faced. Guys are in the bullpen because they’re not good enough to start. You can’t re-analyze a bullpen after each game… you need to take the body of work into account – and we’ll need more than a couple of weeks before the numbers start to really mean anything. You people need to take a Baseball 101 course.

  49. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    new post :)

  50. pat April 16th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Doreen

    Depending on how bad the inflammation is and whether it is in the joint or not, you can usually feel some relief the next day and even more the 2nd day after.

  51. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    JON
    April 16th, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    i want jose veras optioned to scranton and mark melancon brought up immediately…poll- who agrees with me?

    ————————————————————

    Nobody that knows what the rules are agrees with you. You can’t option Veras and Melancon isn’t ready. Weren’t you watching spring training?

  52. Cant Touch This April 16th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    ” and other than a few bad games, Marte has been lights out with us.”

    Are you serious?

  53. John April 16th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I think the issue is the body of work for Veras and Marte is inconsistency, dominance and then disaster. Difficult to depend on guys night in and night out when you have no clue who shows up. Like the Mets sending Oliver Perez out there. The talent is there, but the job doesn’t always get done.

  54. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    pat -

    Thanks.

    I just “googled” cortisone shots. :lol:

    Anyway it can take up to a couple of days to take effect and lasts for up to a few weeks.

    I guess you hope that by that time the underlying tendonitis is better? Or do you keep getting cortisone shots?

    My thinking is, if you keep using the, in this case, wrist, how does the inflammation ever really have a chance to heal?

    So don’t you end up on a cortisone merry-go-round of sorts?

  55. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks, GB7 – I just saw your answer.

  56. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Lupica actually wrote a very good piece today…That sob can still write when he feels up to it…As for cortisone shots, they’ve changed some what since the aerly days….Steroid mixture that depending on the amount of imflamation can really make it’s effect felt in 24 hours…..48 hours later and all should be fine….Wrists and ankles are delicate because of the small tendons, and it hurts like hell…..

  57. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks, Pat M. Appreciate it.

    So, Teixeira should start to feel a difference tomorrow or Saturday by the latest, then?

    What about the underlying tendonitis? I’m assuming the cortisone doesn’t heal the damage, but reduces the inflammation – masking the pain. I know these guys have to play. But, boy, it seems to me if you don’t let this heal, it’s going to be a season-long problem for him.

  58. Rick April 16th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Never let a couple of HR’s in September be the judge of a spare infielder for the following year. Such is the case of Cody Ransom, healthy A-Rod or otherwise.
    He’ll go down in the annals of Yankee duds of the past.

  59. G April 16th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Im happy i saw Robertson today. Veras is good alright. He is lights out most of the times. He could have like a 2.00 ERA. The problem is he always has 3 or 4 times a year, just a horrible game, like 5 earned runs. Thats what happens. Ransom is doing horrible. and the yankees should take a look in to signing Jim Edmonds to replace Nady.

  60. Joseph DelGrippo April 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Mark Teixeira being removed from the game does not bode well for the season. Teixeira already had a cortisone shot and during his last at bat in the bottom of the 5th (the 5th inning!) he took a swing and shook his wrist after the swing. Not a good sign.

    Teixeira is being paid a lot of money to be “the Man” and if he is hurt all year, it won’t be pretty in the Bronx if he suffers during a mid or late season Red Sox series – and his wrist is still affecting him.

    Remember that last season Jeter was hampered by a wrist injury almost the entire season, and he wasn’t nearly the same hitter.

  61. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Doreen, Tendonitis is pretty much inflamation of a tendon…Ice and some rest along with the shot and he’ll be good as new….Too many lead to serious problems down the road..I had many cortisone shots in my knee, and decades later my hip went out with avascular neucrosous which lead to a hip replacement…..Today is much different….Texeria will be fine as long as there is no structural issues…..

  62. j April 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Some of you are so baseball stupid its painful

  63. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I take it everyone is aware that cortisone is a steroid… an approved steroid… I’m just sayin. A wrist should respond more qiuckly to a cortisone shot than a shoulder, for example and I suspect Tex will feel a whole lot better tomorrow.

    Ransom is in so far over his head it’s ridiculous. If not Berroa someone must take those at bats. Once Nady goes on the 60-day DL they can add someone not on the 40-man and it needs to be a position player/hitter. Carrying 13 pitchers is just an absurd waste of a roster spot.

    What’s the over/under on Wang’s innings tomorrow?

  64. PittsburghYankeeFan April 16th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Jose Veras is going through a bad patch. I’d give him some more time, although in less pressure situations. He has the stuff, but does he have the head?

    Damaso Marte is another thing altogether. He has yet to show that he can consistently pitch in the AL again. Trade value could be falling like the stock market, especially with his contract. $4 million x 3 for a situational lefty is crazy.

    The season just began, and if CC had been able to be a bit more efficient (he likely was nervous today, who wouldn’t be), he would have pitched 7 and the Yankees would likely have won this one 3-2 or 2-1. So be it.

    Tex gets healthy, Purple Lips comes back 2 weeks early, and the pitching will just get better. This is going to be a great team–give them a few more weeks.

  65. PittsburghYankeeFan April 16th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    86w183

    I’ll take the under at zero on Wang tomorrow, since Joba is starting.

  66. bodhisattva April 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Andrew
    April 16th, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    You mean, the Tabata who is such a high character, distraction-free guy, on top of being a sure fire can’t miss prospect near ready to make an impact in the big leagues?
    /sarcasm
    ==============================
    You don’t get rid of teenagers for “character” reasons; that’s a crock and a cop-out. You especially don’t when they’re as talented as Tabata. I’ve seen this player live many times – it was a very bad decision to trade him. Anyone who says otherwise is a Yankee sycophant, parroting the team’s party line. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

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