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Colin Curtis having surgery today

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 15, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Colin Curtis is having surgery today to repair his injured right shoulder.

The Yankees initially believed Curtis would be rehabbing for about a month after suffering a shoulder subluxation during spring training. At the time Curtis said he wanted to avoid surgery “at all costs.”

He hurt himself making a diving catch on March 6. Although he no longer seemed to be favoring the shoulder in the clubhouse, Curtis went for another exam while the Yankees were in Boston and the decision was made that he would need surgery.

It’s unclear at this time how much longer Curtis will be out.

 
 

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88 Responses to “Colin Curtis having surgery today”

  1. BD (Boston Dave) April 15th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    how often does rehab actually work?

    seems like more often than just not it just delays the inevitable and loses time

  2. BoJo April 15th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Too bad…seems like a good kid.

  3. joeman April 15th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    would expect to be a lot of runs scored in the first two games of the series with Tex

    BTW..AGone got a lot of $$$$$$$

  4. Patrick April 15th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    BTW..AGone got a lot of
    $$$$$$$

    He should have gouged the Red Sox for more. How the heck does Ryan Howard get paid more than Gonzalez? Silly

  5. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Yes of course they can lose in the playoffs, and I realize they are facing bad teams, but dude they look mad good

    They had a good turn. Hamels first start 2.2 IP 7 H 6 R? Go look at the Yankees rotation April 15-21 last year. They looked pretty good through that stretch.

    The Phillies rotation is probably going to have 4 guys around a low 3 ERA. Thats awesome, not unbeatable.

  6. joeman April 15th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    guess contract won’t start till next year saving Bos some tax money this year…where is their payroll now with this signing

  7. Patrick April 15th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    The Phillies rotation is probably going to have 4 guys around a low 3 ERA. Thats awesome, not unbeatable.

    —-

    Ok if I could edit my post i’d say “Has anyone been following the Phillies this year? They look super awesome, although they are facing bad teams right now. If their starting pitching holds up they will be hard to beat in October”

    Happy?

  8. Pat M. April 15th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Let’s see how many innings The Phillie staff accumulates between now and October…..

  9. joeman April 15th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    without losing any big salary in 12 it will be $176 mil

  10. Rich in NJ April 15th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    You have to adjust that 3.00 ERA for league differences, so it’s a little misleading.

  11. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Listen Patrick, I don’t know why you’re getting all whiny about this. Did you just want a bunch of people to agree with you that the Phillies can’t be beaten?

    “I have no idea how they can be beaten in the playoffs their starting pitching is just too good. That team is going to steamroll everyone in October.”

  12. stuckey99 April 15th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    “He should have gouged the Red Sox for more. How the heck does Ryan Howard get paid more than Gonzalez?”

    Because that’s not how markets work.

    Howard has the 4th largest annual salary ever given to a player, the top three being

    1.) Clemems
    2.) ARod
    3.) Arod again

    People expecting $24-$25m salaries to become commonplace are in for a long wait.

  13. joeman April 15th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    kind of happy the pie has returned

  14. Patrick April 15th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Jerkface,

    I’m not getting whiny, I thought I was agreeing with you in my last post. After listening to what you had to say I would seriously go back and edit my original post. You’re right, I was overreacting about how good they are. Relax man..

  15. Rich in NJ April 15th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    “kind of happy the pie has returned ”

    Well , yeah, for two reasons:

    1) It means wins.

    2) It’s not currently AJ’s primary contribution.

  16. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    If you’re agreeing with me do it less sarcastically :)

  17. Nick in SF April 15th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Patrick ready to crown the Phillies???

    Shocking and disappointing.

  18. Patrick April 15th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    If you’re agreeing with me do it less sarcastically :)

    Unintentional.. sorry

    “Patrick ready to crown the Phillies???

    Shocking and disappointing.”

    You’re back on the list

  19. joeman April 15th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    # Rich in NJ April 15th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    “kind of happy the pie has returned ”

    Well , yeah, for two reasons:

    1) It means wins.

    2) It’s not currently AJ’s primary contribution.
    ——————————————
    nice combo to have

  20. Joe from Long Island April 15th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Here’s wishing the best for Colin Curtis.

  21. Nick in SF April 15th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    You’re probably eating a cheesesteak at this very moment.

    Traitor.

  22. Patrick April 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    You’re probably eating a cheesesteak at this very moment.

    Traitor.

    Ouch

    I’m not even going to tell you who I root for in football…

  23. joeman April 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    # Nick in SF April 15th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    You’re probably eating a cheesesteak at this very moment.

    Traitor.
    ————————–
    rather have a slice of Paula’s Pizza any day

  24. Nick in SF April 15th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    mmmmmmm, I love cheesesteak.

    All is forgiven, except all the slobbering over the Phillies.

  25. MaineYankee April 15th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Patrick

    The Braves had a top notch pitching staff in the 90s and that didn’t net them much hardware.

  26. ac1 April 15th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......mn-serious

    __

    Wow, good call not bringing him to NY.

  27. Zach S April 15th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Why are all these Yankees getting hurt on March 6th (it’s my birthday)? First Gardy a couple years ago, now Curtis. Maybe they should take that day off and celebrate me. ;)

  28. 4 NYY April 15th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Patrick April 15th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    If you’re agreeing with me do it less sarcastically :)

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

    “Face” it Pat, he thinks you’re being “jerk.” J/K LOL

  29. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    The Braves had a top notch pitching staff in the 90s and that didn’t net them much hardware.

    All it takes is one swing of the bat or another starter having an especially good day and your good pitching is worthless. Its important to have good pitching because its more likely to be good each outing of course, but anything can happen in the playoffs.

  30. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    ok when the season was about to start all of these experts were telling me i was dead wrong on the phils they are going to suck, they are old and thier offense will suck.

    so now two weeks in they are exactlly what i said they would be.

    now its because they are playing inferior teams and are lucky.

    in two weeks when they are still on cruise control and utley is back, they will have another reason that the braves will beat them.

    so ill just drop it for now and rub it in thier faces again in 2 weeks.

  31. ac1 April 15th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    in two weeks when they are still on cruise control and utley is back, they will have another reason that the braves will beat them.

    ___

    You think Utley will be back in 2 weeks?

  32. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    You’re going to gloat about a 162 game season every 2 weeks?

  33. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    i think utley will be about to come back in 2 more weeks, not actually back and playing yet.

    they dont seem to be missing him very much to this point.

  34. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    no im just going to remind everyone who keeps telling me that im wrong that im not.

  35. ac1 April 15th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    some have Utley out until the ASG.

  36. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Who are these nameless people you are gloating to?

  37. kd April 15th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    how did agon agree to a contact less that tex’s? if I’m him, I demand that they pay me 8/195 or i hit free agency and let the cubs bid on my services. baltimore too.

    what do i know but agon may have cost himself 50 million

  38. JM April 15th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Yeah, just read that Utley is likely to come back right around All-Star break…..Although I still think it remains to be seen how good he will be when he returns. And no, the Phils don’t seem to be missing him….yet.

  39. Betsy April 15th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Randy, I saw that you compared Lester to Phil in terms of velocity, but I don’t think it’s as simple as that. Maybe Phil hasn’t had the bump in velocity that Lester has (or even most young pitchers) just because – maybe he simply does not have the ability to throw harder than he normally does. Maybe Phil matured early, unlike many young pitchers…..It happens.

    I don’t love what the stint in the pen did for Phil in some ways, so I don’t see how putting him there would help. Sending him to Tampa is not a punishment -it would be a way to try and fix what’s broken.

  40. Betsy April 15th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    The thing is, at what point do you quit working solely on the FB? Part of the reason Phil is struggling now is because he only throws FB (and cutters) – he stopped using his curve and hardly ever used his change.

  41. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    i dont think utley began a running program in april in the hopes of coming back at the asb. the phils want to put all the speculation away and when he comes back, he comes back. pretty much the exact opposite of the way the mets handle injuries.

  42. blake April 15th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Lets see how the Phillies do when their bats come back down to earth before we crown them with anything.

  43. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    There is an article just printed 30 minutes ago about the slow progression of Utleys return from injury.

  44. 4 NYY April 15th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    # Patrick April 15th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    BTW..AGone got a lot of
    $$$$$$$

    He should have gouged the Red Sox for more. How the heck does Ryan Howard get paid more than Gonzalez? Silly
    ===================================

    Howard has a lot more HR’s and RBI than AGone in almost the same number of AB’s.

    Hitting always trumps fielding prowess.

  45. Rich in NJ April 15th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    “how did agon agree to a contact less that tex’s?”

    As I alluded to this morning, he may have decided that rather than risk being a FA at the same time as Pujols, it was in his best interests to take the security of a pretty decent offer that was already on the table, especially given his potential shoulder issues.

  46. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    ok well talk again in 2 weeks

  47. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    i read that beltran wouldnt be back till the end of april. must’ve gotten thier months wrong.

  48. Nick in SF April 15th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Utley’s made a lot of progress in the last 30 minutes, that article is very dated.

  49. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    So the article about whatever running program you’re talking about is true, but the article about Utley not progressing isn’t?

  50. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Does Carlos Beltran have a chronic knee ailment?

  51. Nick in SF April 15th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Whichever article was published on google is the one more likely to be true.

  52. JM April 15th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Re: Utley….

    http://www.philly.com/philly/s.....d=15585797

  53. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    not sure how dated this article from today is, but it doesnt sound like a setback or an asb return to me…

    Fri, Apr 15
    2B Chase Utley made an important step — or several — on his hopeful return from chronic right knee pain. For the first time since being shut down when the exhibition schedule started in late February with knee pain, Utley went through running drills Thursday afternoon. “He’s progressing as he tolerates,” assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. “And if he said he is OK trying to run, obviously he felt good enough to do that. We’ll see how he feels (Friday), that’s really the true test of his he’s progressing.” Utley was not available for comment. The five-time All-Star has made a handful of progressions since the Phillies decided the best way to treat his ailing knee was through rest and rehab, not surgery. On the weekend before the Phillies broke camp in Clearwater, Fla., Utley began taking ground balls. In the first week of the regular season, Utley added new work to the fielding drills, including working in a double play pivot at second base. On Thursday, he took several steps forward with what is arguably the toughest task: running. He went through shuttle drills, moving laterally in both directions. Later, he ran from first to third base. In the first-to-third drill, Utley ran at moderate speed between first and second before turning it up to game-type speed after making the turn at second and heading toward third. “He’s slowly getting better, he’s slowly feeling better,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “Hopefully he keeps going that way, too.” The Phillies do not have a time table for Utley’s return. When he is healthy enough to play in games, Utley will likely go on a somewhat extended minor league rehab assignment since he hasn’t faced live pitching since October.
    (Yahoo! Sports)

  54. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    The Phillies do not have a time table for Utley’s return. When he is healthy enough to play in games, Utley will likely go on a somewhat extended minor league rehab assignment since he hasn’t faced live pitching since October.

    This doesn’t sound like ready in 2 weeks

  55. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    An exact date is not certain.

    “He’s driving the train,” assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said.

    That means the rehabilitation is going at Utley’s pace. Of late, he has made more lateral movement while participating in fielding drills. But all indications are that this remains a slow process.

    “He’s progressing as he can tolerate,” Proefrock said. “He obviously felt good enough to do something more than he had been doing. Again, every time he does something he hasn’t done in the past, the next day is when you find out how it’s tolerating.”

    Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/s.....z1JcIMjywb
    Watch sports videos you won’t find anywhere else

    This is the article I read, which is the same thing. Progressing slowly.

  56. Yanksgal07 April 15th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I was at the game last night and as Tony the Tiger would say ….It was GRRRRRRRRREAT !!!!!
    I just finished going through the game posts and after game posts …my head is about to explode from all the Phil Hughes talk (which most of it is repeated ad nauseam). I’m just hoping Phil can come around soon. I feel so bad for him because he’s just such a good guy.

    Besides the work of Chad & Sam my most enjoyable moments on this blog are reading the posts by CB. He is so knowledgeable. He never demeans anyone or comes off as a know it
    all. His posts are well written and just such a pleasure to read. Thank you CB …I really appreciate your baseball knowledge.

    Hoping the Yankees can sweep those Rangers back to Texas …I’ll be there Sunday night cheering on our man, CC. Have a good weekend all …remember …it’s a LONG season so let the players have a month or two before throwing them under the bus…;)

    Go Yankees 2011 !!!

  57. blake April 15th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Polonco .360
    Ruis . .351
    Valdez .351
    Rollins .320
    Howard .304

    This is sustainable….especially those first 3.

  58. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    “Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    The Phillies do not have a time table for Utley’s return. When he is healthy enough to play in games, Utley will likely go on a somewhat extended minor league rehab assignment since he hasn’t faced live pitching since October.

    This doesn’t sound like ready in 2 weeks

    ////

    so where is this article from today you read talking about a setback? lemme guess, you forget where you read it, right?

  59. Rich in NJ April 15th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    How long before we start having Phillie trolls?

  60. Nick in SF April 15th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    ‘Proefrock’ sounds very made up. Don’t trust a word of it.

  61. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    progressing slowly is not a setback.

  62. stuckey99 April 15th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    “how did agon agree to a contact less that tex’s? if I’m him, I demand that they pay me 8/195 or i hit free agency and let the cubs bid on my services. baltimore too.”

    Who is giving Gonzalez, Pujols and Fielder all that money?

    People think Baltimore is doubling the salary of their next highest paid player, for a 1st baseman??

  63. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    dont believe we’ve ever had any phillie trolls. just boston and a mets whacko every now and then when they win 3 in a row.

  64. blake April 15th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Pretty big test for Nova tonight against a lineup that’s almost as deep as the Yanks…though they are without Hamilton. Keep the ball down and throw strikes.

  65. blake April 15th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    We had a huge Phillies troll for weeks last year

  66. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    so where is this article from today you read talking about a setback?

    I originally said slow progression, which is correct from the article I just posted which is the one that popped up in google reader

  67. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    hamilton won mvp while missing a month last year, i guess this year he is going to try to outdo himself and win it while missing 2.

  68. Pat M. April 15th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    blake…I’m with you as this is the next step for Ivan…..Get into pitcher counts the first time through the lineup and then get them to chase the 2nd him around

  69. GreenBeret7 April 15th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Good artical on Gary Sanchez from the local Charleston paper.

    http://www.postandcourier.com/.....sing-star/

  70. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I am glad that Sanchez’s injury is not serious. Everyone is saying he’ll be back in 5-7 days.

  71. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Hopefully all goes well with Curtis.

  72. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    curtis had a big game the day we had the first lohud scranton game, i believe he had the game-winner and a great game.

  73. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    RiverAveBlues River Ave. Blues
    Mansion-building ftw! RT @YankeesPR: Derek Jeter will be on Sunday’s @extremehome 8pm (ET) on ABC http://bit.ly/h1ikPT

    Ugh…this means I may actually have to watch Extreme Home Makeover. :?

  74. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    erin, no it doesnt. :)

  75. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I was there the day that Colin Curtis’ shoulder died. I still remember exactly where I was.

  76. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    erin, no it doesnt.

    ******************
    true. ;)

  77. 108 stitches April 15th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    blake April 15th, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    Pretty big test for Nova tonight against a lineup that’s almost as deep as the Yanks…though they are without Hamilton. Keep the ball down and throw strikes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Good advice and with Hamilton out Murphy is in and he finds ways to hurt the Yankees as do Cruz, Kinsler, and Young among others.

  78. 4 NYY April 15th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    # Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Does Carlos Beltran have a chronic knee ailment?

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

    He’s got a PED use “kickin’ in” problem. Seems a lot of that is going around.

  79. LGY April 15th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    People think Baltimore is doubling the salary of their next highest paid player, for a 1st baseman??

    ——-

    They offered a crapton of money for a 1B named Mark Teixiera???

  80. YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    i dont follow the yankees off the field. i know alot of people do and i have no problem with it, but personally i dont care who they are dating, how big thier houses are or what kind of car they drive. i’ve never asked for an autograph either, not even from willie mays, tom seaver or whitey ford.

    i like baseball and i like a good ballplayer, but once the game is over, i dont care any more about what they do.

  81. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    New Post: Pitching matchups vs. Texas

    :arrow:

  82. 4 NYY April 15th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Who’s the only guy to play in NCAA tourney, NBA finals, and a World Series ?

    Answer is a Yankee ! Who ?

  83. BoJo April 15th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    ok when the season was about to start all of these experts were telling me i was dead wrong on the phils they are going to suck, they are old and thier offense will suck.

    so now two weeks in they are exactlly what i said they would be.

    now its because they are playing inferior teams and are lucky.

    in two weeks when they are still on cruise control and utley is back, they will have another reason that the braves will beat them.

    so ill just drop it for now and rub it in thier faces again in 2 weeks.
    ________
    Oh! When you were making a prediction, I thought you were talking about the play-offs and World Series. Silly me! If I understood that you meant they were going to win April, I probably would have agreed.

  84. BoJo April 15th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    YsGuy April 15th, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    dont believe we’ve ever had any phillie trolls. just boston and a mets whacko every now and then when they win 3 in a row.
    ____________
    I guess we won’t be seeing any Mets trolls this year.

  85. GreenBeret7 April 15th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Steve Hamilton

  86. mick April 15th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    He’s got a PED use “kickin’ in” problem. Seems a lot of that is going around.
    ========
    Utley?

  87. 4 NYY April 15th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    # GreenBeret7 April 15th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Steve Hamilton
    ==========================

    Right, would you have known without the clue ?

  88. 4 NYY April 15th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    # mick April 15th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    He’s got a PED use “kickin’ in” problem. Seems a lot of that is going around.
    ========
    Utley?

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

    Who knows anymore, but I was referring to Beltran.


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