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Injury updates (take two)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 02, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees made it almost all the way through spring training without me needing to create a “injury updates” post. We’ve now had two of them in two days. “It’s frustrating because we were extremely healthy,” Joe Girardi said.

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Nick Johnson
Fouled a pitch off his right knee and has a bone bruise. That’s the AP shot of his reaction.

“Stiff and sore right now,” Johnson said. “Not going to do anything tomorrow, get some treatments and see how it feels.”

Johnson gave a no-doubt “yes” when asked about his chances of playing on Opening Day, but Girardi seemed slightly less certain.

“I’m somewhat concerned about Sunday,” Girardi said. “It’s like taking a liner off the knee.”

Alfredo Aceves
Threw all of eight pitches in a scoreless inning in minor league camp, but also threw off flat ground and warmed up in the bullpen, all without feeling any pain.

“It was good,” Aceves said. “Everything was good. I didn’t feel nothing in my back.”

Girardi said his reports were positive, but the Yankees have to wait to see how Aceves feels tomorrow.

Damaso Marte
His left shoulder felt “cranky” after a long toss session a few days ago. He had to skip today’s scheduled relief appearance, but Marte said he’s confident he won’t have to go on the disabled list.

“I don’t feel like that,” he said. “I feel like maybe two or three days (will be enough time).”

Jorge Posada and Francisco Cervelli
Posada said his stiff neck felt “much better” and Cervelli said his strained hamstring felt “a lot better.”

Cervelli caught in the bullpen and took batting practice. He said he could have played today if necessary. “I think I can be ready,” he said.

Posada has a better chance of playing tomorrow than Cervelli, Girardi said. It’s possible he could get a couple of at-bats if he shows up with his neck perfectly loose.




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