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Berkman to the DL

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 19, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Lance Berkman has been placed on the disabled list because of his ankle injury.

“It hadn’t progressed quite as quickly as we wanted it to,” Joe Girardi said.

The Yankees will wait until after batting practice to determine whether Alex Rodriguez will be available as a pinch hitter.

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66 Responses to “Berkman to the DL”

  1. Mike_Boston August 19th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    If Ace is in the house then there’s got to be another move in the works no?

  2. MystiqueAura August 19th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    No loss, Berkman is a slug.

  3. MTU August 19th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Seems like Sept. 1st is the target date for a lot of people to get healthy. :)

  4. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 19th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I assume he’s going to the 15 day DL.

  5. Andrew August 19th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Ace wouldn’t be available to pitch just yet anyway since he just went almost 3 innings on Tuesday, perhaps they wait until tomorrow night to activate him but he just was told to re-join the club?

  6. blackaccord August 19th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....Id=rss_nyy

  7. mikey487 August 19th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    We’ll be just fine without Berkman.

  8. Warning Track Power August 19th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    tough break for Berkman. i still believe he will be very valuable as a DH for the rest of the season and the playoffs.
    calling up Nunez is a smart move. gives the team another infielder to spell ARod or Jeter or Cano.

  9. anthonyd46 August 19th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    shouldnt be longer than the 15 days i would think but you cant just clog up a bench spot with someone who cant play

  10. Joe from Long Island August 19th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Tremendous game by Warren. Cash has a lot to consider down on the farm. Who to keep, who to deal for upper echelon players. Some big decisions. Very happy for the kid, his photo makes him look so young. Oh, to be young and have such promise……

    Oh, well, back to work.

  11. MTU August 19th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    accord-

    I posted that last night. Quite a performance. I’ve had my eye on Warren for a while now. :)

  12. Andrew August 19th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Last night was a great night for the Yankees’ prospects. Warren 15 Ks, Montero went deep and Nova pitched a solid game, Banuelos was reportedly hitting 97 at times in his start at Tampa and Culver, Gary Sanchez and Rob Segedin got called up to Staten Island (already pumped to go see them in person next week during SI’s next homestand).

  13. Warning Track Power August 19th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    if my math is correct, Berkman is eligible to be activated on Aug 30.

  14. GreenBeret7 August 19th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    MTU August 19th, 2010 at 11:46 am
    accord-

    I posted that last night. Quite a performance. I’ve had my eye on Warren for a while now.

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    don’t you think that Mrs. U. is going to be rather upset about you eyeing someone else?

  15. PagsandRags August 19th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I’m surprised Nunez was called up over Miranda. My guess is that it’s too give Jeter a day or two off over the next week.

  16. MTU August 19th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Lot’s of things change after Sept. 1st. Everyone grows stronger.

    Intensity increases. Final push to the finish line.

    Then the crapshoot really begins when the playoffs start.

  17. GreenBeret7 August 19th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    If Berkman is back before Pettitte, I’d be very surprised.

  18. umbrelladoc August 19th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Aceves is on the 60-day DL, so someone needs to leave the 40 man roster. The logical move is to DFA Gaudin. Marte and Pettitte aren’t on track to return before the rosters expand, so there wouldn’t be a problem there. The other good thing about this move, is that it makes Nunez eligible for postseason play.

  19. GreenBeret7 August 19th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    PagsandRags August 19th, 2010 at 11:53 am
    I’m surprised Nunez was called up over Miranda. My guess is that it’s too give Jeter a day or two off over the next week.

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    NYY doesn’t need another 1st baseman DH right now.

  20. pat August 19th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    art_stapleton Cashman: ARod to DL not an option for #Yankees. “He’s getting better every day.”

  21. Disco August 19th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I really hope Nunez doesn’t play. He sucks, but for some reason other teams seem to covet him so I don’t want him to lose trade value.

    Hindsight is 20/20 and the Berkman deal was good at the time, but I can’t believe we gave up Melancon. Hopefully he is healthy in September and performs.

  22. MTU August 19th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    GB-

    lol. I fell right into that one. Poor wording. Gotta be more careful with the King of Snark patrolling these waters.

    How’s things this morning ?

  23. Crash August 19th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Not a big deal Kearns has been swinging the bat better than Berkman anyway. When A-Rod gets back they could send Nunez back down for Aceves and keep the extra pitcher. Because Javy is struggling, Mosely will not go deep into the game and Hughes has an innings limit. Bullpen might have to log a lot of innings.

  24. Erin August 19th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    pat August 19th, 2010 at 11:56 am
    art_stapleton Cashman: ARod to DL not an option for #Yankees. ?He?s getting better every day.?

    ***********************
    awesome. :)

  25. GreenBeret7 August 19th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Sorry, about the cheap shot, MTU. Jist too good to pass up.

    Doing just fine here. Thanks for asking. Hope your day goes well….and watch that wandering eye.

  26. GayleF August 19th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I would imagine the move is retroactive to last game played so that would mean coming off sooner than 30th

  27. Warning Track Power August 19th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    will there or will there NOT be any bean-balls this afternoon?
    that is the question.

  28. Tom in N.J. August 19th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    The last game Berkman played in was on the 15th of August.

  29. Erin August 19th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    NYPost_Kernan Berkman understands but is upset: “I didn’t come over here to sit on the bench and rot on the DL” #Yankees

  30. GreenBeret7 August 19th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    They’ll issue warnings before the game. There won’t be any issues.

  31. Tom in N.J. August 19th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Get healthy, Lance. Put some work in with Long too….

  32. MTU August 19th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    GB-

    I will. I don’t mind helping you stay sharp for your upcoming struggles with Randy. Glad to be of service.

    Yanks have El Mucho talent in the Minors. More and more cream rising to the top every season. Stacked at Catching and Pitching.

    That’s Platinum and Gold to trade. :)

  33. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 19th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    “NYPost_Kernan Berkman understands but is upset: ?I didn?t come over here to sit on the bench and rot on the DL? #Yankees”

    Strange comment from a guy who really hasn’t done anything since he got here.

  34. Jerkface August 19th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Strange comment from a guy who really hasn’t done anything since he got here.

    A strange comment from an individual who waived his no trade to come to a winning team and is a competitor and wants to succeed?

    Really?

    I guess if you have a spot of bad luck or whatever you just quit and pout?

  35. Shame Spencer August 19th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    The guy sounds like he was a free agent and chose the Yanks or something. Just be glad you’re on a championship caliber team that wanted to take you along for the ride..

  36. MTU August 19th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Laura-

    At least he’s showin’ some spunk, and doesn’t feel just like collecting
    a paycheck.

  37. GreenBeret7 August 19th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    MTU, they also have some good young unfielders coming, too. The outfield help is about 2 and 3 years away. As long as Swisher, Granderson andGardner stay healthy and productive, they have time to get them ready. As for the fool that has decided that Nunez sucks, not to worry. Just another one that has no clue.

  38. Shame Spencer August 19th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I appreciate the spunk, but it sounds more like this is a move the Yanks didnt need to make but wanted to and Lance isnt thrilled.

  39. Jerkface August 19th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    The guy sounds like he was a free agent and chose the Yanks or something. Just be glad you’re on a championship caliber team that wanted to take you along for the ride..

    Given that he had a NTC, he chose the yankees as much as they chose him.

  40. GreenBeret7 August 19th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Berkman did make the decision to come to NYYs, so he is a FA. He could have turned down the trade.

  41. Laura - I Bleed Blue August 19th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    “At least he?s showin? some spunk, and doesn?t feel just like collecting
    a paycheck.”

    True. His comment just struck me as odd.

  42. Rich in NJ August 19th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    This is why trades shouldn’t be judged on the day they are made.

  43. SAS August 19th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    MTU, GB,

    Good afternoon.

    Love when you two go at it a bit.

    On the serious side, do you think Berkman will be able to contribute anything this year?

  44. 108 stitches August 19th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Still bothersome is Javy’s “dead arm”. Would prefer he skip 2 starts, DFA Gaudin, and call up Ivan Nova.

  45. Cashmoney August 19th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Nunez essential represent Girardi the option to pinch hit for Pena where he previously couldn’t without putting thames at 3rd. Also I expect Nunez to be a better player than Pena down the road which really is that hard.

    as far as Berkman goes, he doesn’t look like he is in the greatest of athletic shape, it comes with little surprise he might not be a fast healer. i

  46. Shame Spencer August 19th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Didn’t know he had a NTC, I was gone for the entire month of July passed the trade deadline, so I musta missed that.

  47. Tom in N.J. August 19th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Has Lance Berkman become the latest to hold the prestigious “Yankee who fans will complain about” title?

  48. hardwired7 August 19th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    “I came over here to kill rallies, not to sit on the bench” — Lance Berkman

  49. GreenBeret7 August 19th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    SAS, yeah, I think Berkman will use this time to work on things with Long. Maybe not live batting practice for a week or so, but, I think that if he hasn’t gone to long, he will soon. This has to be embarras sing for him to get hurt on that sort of play, not hot hitting well, besides. He was coming around a bit, though.

  50. Rishi August 19th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    KenDavidoff The umpires are NOT expected to issue any formal warnings prior to today’s #Tigers-#Yankees game.

    BloggingBombers A-Rod was heading to the cage to test out his strained left calf. He hasn’t run yet, but could be a potential pinch-hitter today.
    less than a minute ago via web

  51. Rich in NJ August 19th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    “Has Lance Berkman become the latest to hold the prestigious “Yankee who fans will complain about” title?”

    The day is still young…

  52. jpb173 August 19th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Aceves is on the 60-day DL, so someone needs to leave the 40 man roster. The logical move is to DFA Gaudin. Marte and Pettitte aren’t on track to return before the rosters expand, so there wouldn’t be a problem there. The other good thing about this move, is that it makes Nunez eligible for postseason play.

    =====================================================

    The Yankees could remove Wilkins de la Rosa from the 40 man roster to make room for Aceves. Wilkins has played himself off the 40 man roster.

  53. Cashmoney August 19th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    hardwired7 August 19th, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    “I came over here to kill rallies, not to sit on the bench” — Lance Berkman
    —————————————————-
    that quote looks to me was said in Jest. in comparison what Kiernan was suggesting , who is prolly desperate to sale papers and upsale his column with any journalistic sensationalism as much as possible.

  54. SAS August 19th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks GB

  55. rodg12 August 19th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    # Laura – I Bleed Blue August 19th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    “NYPost_Kernan Berkman understands but is upset: ?I didn?t come over here to sit on the bench and rot on the DL? #Yankees”

    Strange comment from a guy who really hasn’t done anything since he got here.
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    As a fan, I love that comment. Shows he wants to play. Shows he wants to contribute.

  56. hardwired7 August 19th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    entirely in jest, Cashmoney.

  57. MTU August 19th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    GB-

    Sounds promising. Mesa and Heathcott I presume ? Others who may be converted ? For sure on your last point. :)

  58. champ809 August 19th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I didn’t see where Segedin, Sanchez and Culver got called up to Staten Island….anybody got a link?

    Segedin I think has a real chance to be a comer….the kid can flat out hit and he’s a local jersey kid that has the attitude to play here. Sounds like the natural leader type as well.

    Sanchez is and will be a beast and he’s the kid I believe will be the Yanks everyday catche for a decade or so. Hopefully Montero can’t hold it down for him for the next 3-4 yrs and then eventually transition over to 1B to replace an aging Tex.

    At least that’s how my crystal ball has it playing out!

  59. Peter R August 19th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    # Cashmoney August 19th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    hardwired7 August 19th, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    “I came over here to kill rallies, not to sit on the bench” — Lance Berkman
    —————————————————-
    that quote looks to me was said in Jest. in comparison what Kiernan was suggesting , who is prolly desperate to sale papers and upsale his column with any journalistic sensationalism as much as possible.

    ——————————————

    Tough to say how it was meant without the audio but I would be quite disappointed if that reporter if he was purposefully misconstruing it…not that I wouldn’t put it pass him.

    Can’t really blame Berkman for being a little distressed though, I doubt he is mad at the Yankees more just at the situation. If I got moved from the Garbage Dump to the Ritz with the expectation of myself to contribute…but my body lets me down so I just have to watch…. I would be a bit annoyed as well. He was so excited to be here and play as a Yank and is now sidelined by his ankle, must be a bit tough.

  60. Irreverent Discourse August 19th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    laura – would you rather he said “this must be what pavano was raving about”?

  61. PagsandRags August 19th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    You can’t kill Berkman for wanting to play to prove his worth. He was just getting used to his surroundings when he got hurt. I don’t think DLing him was a great move because on an ankle where he is only running as a DH he probably could have played next week. But so be it, he’ll be back after Sept. 1. No big deal.

  62. Erin August 19th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    New Post w/pregame notes

    :arrow:

  63. MTU August 19th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    SAS-

    I’m no match for the King of Snark. But then again, no one is. ;)

    Glad you enjoyed the photos of yesterday’s outing with Mrs. MTU.

  64. 86w183 August 19th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Maybe Berkman can use the time off to hunt down Bullington and whack him upside the head for causing the injury.

    Still can’t figure out how Bullington wasn’t hurt on the play.

  65. champ809 August 19th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    MTU

    Add to that list guys like Damon Sublett, Abe Almonte, Zoilo Almonte, Eduardo Sosa and Kelvin De Leon as outfielders to watch.

    Brewer and Mack are also good ballplayers but the others I mentioned I think have higher ceilings and give more upside although most are “raw”er…

  66. GreenBeret7 August 19th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    MTU August 19th, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    GB-

    Sounds promising. Mesa and Heathcott I presume ? Others who may be converted ? For sure on your last point.

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    Yeah, and Kelvin Deleon, Abe and Zoilo Almonte, and others all have a chance. Add Sublett to that list. Rob Lyerly and JR Murphy could get tried in the outfield, too.

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