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Prior placed on Triple-A disabled list

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 20, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

While we’re waiting to find out whether Alex Rodriguez will play tonight…

Mark Prior has been placed on the seven-day disabled list just two days after making his Scranton/Wilkes-Barre debut. As always in Triple-A, there’s a chance this is just a paper move to open a roster spot, and the Triple-A staff does need to add a pitcher in the next couple of days.

Things had been encouraging with Prior. He made three appearances in Tampa, and his first Triple-A outing was one hitless inning that lasted all of 10 pitches.

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82 Responses to “Prior placed on Triple-A disabled list”

  1. Nick in SF April 20th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    The Triple-A disabled list is a lot nicer than the Double-A list, so he’s got that going for him.

    Keep your head up, Mark Prior, and you’ll be back on the big leage DL before you know it!

  2. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    # Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    MDR = Sirius Mad Dog Radio (Steve Phillips)

  3. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I agree that they should consider moving Montero to LF/RF.
    Martin is a great addition to the team, and we still have Romine and Sanchez moving through the system.
    However, we are limited in the OF and Montero’s bat potential can really fit in this lineup with Tex/Alex/Cano.

  4. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Repost:

    Martin needs to stay healthy after his previous hip and knee problems. Martin and Chavez could both turn out to be diamonds in the rough this year. :-) (Health Permitting)

  5. lounge lizard April 20th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Some OF observations:

    1. Good hitting, good fielding OFs are at a premium, not easy to get at all. That’s why Crawford and Werth get 18-20 mil and Angels take a gamble on Wells’ contract. Guys like Ethier and Pence would either be entirely ungettable or would come at a huge player price. Sure, Austin Kearns would be available again (currently hitting .154).

    2. Chris Dickerson was off to slow start in Scranton but has jumped his average a hundred points in last few games. Gardner will get a lot of rope but, if a move is made, Dickerson might get the call as a lefty bat.

  6. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Does anyone see Noesi getting the chance to replace Nova if Nova continues to struggle?

    Truthfully I am sick of all this player development crap. It hasn’t worked out for us ever.

    I say, bring up Banuelos and lets see what he’s got.

    Unless someone can show me the last time pitcher development worked out for us? Pettitte maybe?

  7. blake April 20th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I don’t think Montero could cover LF at YS and I think its probably a stretch in RF as well. He’s a catcher and they should keep him there unless they become 100% sure he can’t stick.

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  9. blake April 20th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Banuelos might be an option later but he’s not even stretched out yet right now. The most he’s thrown this season is 4 innings. They have to stretch him out from where he was in big league camp all spring.

  10. Mell April 20th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    “I say, bring up Banuelos and lets see what he’s got.”

    Notice he’s been pulled after 4 IP in both his starts. I was under the impression that the Yankees would look to get him stretched out and building stamina. Maybe they are saving the bullets for an appearance with the big club later in the season?

  11. pat April 20th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    benshpigel Prior’s on the Class AAA DL with an injured groin. Mark Newman said it’s not serious.

  12. blake April 20th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Mell,

    I think they may be leaving that door open…..he threw 65 pitches yesterday…..id expect him to throw 80 or so next outing.

  13. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I’m not going to get worried about Prior – it could be a blister, it could be something very minor. If it was worse, he’d be on the 15 day list.

    I’m not sure why everyone wants to rush Banuelos……..Can we ever just let a kid develop properly in the minors? He’s had how many starts in AA this year – 2, 3? If he dominates, then send him to AAA – and if he dominates there, maybe you think about it. On the other hand, I have no interest in seeing the kid in the pen and if Colon and Garcia are pitching well, why would you replace them? Nova has been mediocre, but he sure doesn’t deserve to lose his spot

  14. Rich in NJ April 20th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I think Banuelos may be called up, but not until after the AS break.

  15. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Seriously, what exactly did people expect from Nova? He’s a kid- he has a few bad starts and now he should be dumped from the rotation? This is where expectations get completely out of whack. Most of the very best young pitchers struggle in their first go round as a starter – why again was Nova to be different? Of course there are going to be ups and downs……..you either live with them or you don’t ever develop starting pitching. He’s in an unfortunate position, like Hughes was last year, of having to perform better than he may be capable this year because of the rotation woes.

  16. blake April 20th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Narveson outdueling Lee so far…..2-0 Brew crew after 3.

  17. JobaTipsHisCap April 20th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Colon should be better than Hughes.
    Dice-K already turned around, when is Hughes’ turn?

  18. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    One good game and Matsuzaka has turned it around?

  19. blake April 20th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Dice K hasn’t turned anything around….he had one good start (he has a few every year) and he’ll go right back to being awful next turn most likely.

  20. G. Love April 20th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I’m really starting to wonder if the lack of competing for a spot in the spring has taken away the effectiveness of Gardner and Hughes this year.

    We always said Joba had to have the carrot dangled in front of him to succeed, but I wonder how much the young guys psychologically struggled with the fact that they were guaranteed spots from jump street this year.

    Are they both going to have go back to the minors at some point to rediscover their passion/drive?

  21. Mell April 20th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    “Narveson outdueling Lee so far…..2-0 Brew crew after 3.”

    Be a nice score for the Brewers to go into Philly and take out Halladay and Lee back to back.

  22. blake April 20th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    3-0 Brewers. Lee getting hit.

  23. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    pat April 20th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

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  24. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Cliff Lee is so Yesterday’s News. That contract hasn’t started out looking so great right now. He is getting rocked today but the Brew Crew is running the bases with the heads cut off so its only 3 – 0.

    Exactly why you Can’t just hand Lee a blank check.

  25. blake April 20th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Gardner has had to scratch and claw his way through every level since he walked on in college…..I doubt he ever feels secure. I think he’s just pressing badly and trying to be what everyone thinks he should be instead of just letting the game come to him and just relaxing and playing.

  26. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    GLove, Phil said in ST that he came in as if he didn’t have a spot. You know I thought he came into camp flabby – and IMO, he’s too big. However, I don’t think he’s got it in him to be “lazy” and feel entitled. Cash and Joe were both astounded by his attitude – they said he had no worries, he had a spot locked up, lol.

    I don’t get how either one has lost their passion or drive. Gardner I’ve never loved, but Phil? The one thing I’ll say about him is something you and I agree with – he might think he’s better than he is OR that he still harbors fond memories of dominating minor leaguers. That would account in part for why he has not committed to his breaking pitches. I want the Yankees to keep at him in that regard while he’s rehabbing, but if he continually loses confidence so easily at the major league level, he’s going to have major league problems developing into a reliable starter.

  27. Mell April 20th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    “I’m really starting to wonder if the lack of competing for a spot in the spring has taken away the effectiveness of Gardner and Hughes this year”

    Most of the rotation and starting lineup didn’t have to compete for a job. Most of them have been pretty effective.

  28. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I never believe anyway that a big league team needed to dangle a carrot in front of players – if that’s the case, that’s not a player I want on my team.

  29. blake April 20th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    As predicted the Phillies lineup has come back down to earth…..the guys that were killing the ball in that lineup the first few games weren’t going to sustain that. You look at that lineup without Utley and Werth and its just not very good. They aren’t going to win many games that they don’t get great starting pitching.

  30. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

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  31. joeman April 20th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    just got back from a trip to AC…..hows my boy Gardner doing ?

  32. joeman April 20th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    # blake April 20th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I don’t think Montero could cover LF at YS and I think its probably a stretch in RF as well. He’s a catcher and they should keep him there unless they become 100% sure he can’t stick.
    ———————————————-
    unless Martin doesn’t come back next year for now JM is a kid without a position on this team

  33. Erin April 20th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    russellmartin55 Lets get a win tonight in my homeland country… #Canada

  34. Mell April 20th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Best Twitterer among baseball players that I’ve seen so far is Logan Morrison. Pretty funny guy.

  35. tomingeorgia April 20th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    One hit for Philly through five.

  36. Mell April 20th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Or is it tweeter?

  37. blake April 20th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    They can bring back Martin and still have Montero catch and DH next season while they are breaking him in. They aren’t going to him to the fire catching every day no matter when they bring him up.

  38. blake April 20th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Narveson dealing….I played with and against him in high school. Really happy that he’s finally getting a chance to be in a rotation.

  39. tomingeorgia April 20th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Blake, Narveson looks very good. Bottom of the 6th, 1 hit, no runs.

  40. tomingeorgia April 20th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Also, one BB, 3 K.

  41. joeman April 20th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    # blake April 20th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    They can bring back Martin and still have Montero catch and DH next season while they are breaking him in. They aren’t going to him to the fire catching every day no matter when they bring him up.
    ————————————————
    so I guess no matter what kind of year PO has he doesn’t get another contract…Montero won’t catch enough if Martin is back and right now PO is the full time DH

  42. blake April 20th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Tom,

    Yea he’s done a nice job mixing his pitches and locating early this year.

  43. joeman April 20th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Posada…hits 20-25 hrs & drives in 80 runs give or take & will take a 1 year contract next year, Martin gets another contract because he has a nice Def & Ofen…..Montero won’t get enough PT if both happen…..

  44. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Blake you jinxed him.

  45. jeffc_76 April 20th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I like the idea of saving Banuelos’ bullets for a potential 2nd half call up. I don’t see a real downside. He’s going to have his innings limited one way or the other so it’s either throw fewer now or throw fewer later in the season. So let’s say they do fast track him to AAA and then the majors after the break if there is a need in the rotation (at this point it’s almost hard to imagine there won’t be a need). What’s the downside? If he gets shelled, you send him back down. I don’t really subscribe to the theory of protecting a player’s confidence. He’s either a confident player or he’s not, and by all indications the kid is not lacking in confidence. So he either produces and accelerates his learning curve, or he gets bombed and gets some valuable experience, or somewhere in between. Sooner or later you need to just let him play and see what he can do. So by all means keep his workload within reason so you don’t ruin his career, but if you can smartly manage his playing time to create an opportunity for him to contribute to the ML team this year, then I say definitely go for it. On the other hand, just say no to sticking top pitching prospects in the bullpen, unless it’s just for a few weeks in the postseason.

  46. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Posada…hits 20-25 hrs & drives in 80 runs give or take & will take a 1 year contract next year, Martin gets another contract because he has a nice Def & Ofen…..Montero won’t get enough PT if both happen…..

    Posada will be 40. Montero catches 60, DHs 60, pinch hits/whatever in some more games. Thats 120 games, near 500 PA.

    Posada DHs 80-100 , pinch hits.

    Martin catches 122.

  47. tomingeorgia April 20th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    So did I, but Lee’s out 6 innings, 3 runs 8 hits.

  48. joeman April 20th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    # Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Posada…hits 20-25 hrs & drives in 80 runs give or take & will take a 1 year contract next year, Martin gets another contract because he has a nice Def & Ofen…..Montero won’t get enough PT if both happen…..

    Posada will be 40. Montero catches 60, DHs 60, pinch hits/whatever in some more games. Thats 120 games, near 500 PA.

    Posada DHs 80-100 , pinch hits.

    Martin catches 122.
    ———————————————–

    could play out that way…..we will have to see if Montero will be a Major League catcher

  49. blake April 20th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    JF,

    Yea I shoukd have kept my mouth shut.

    “so I guess no matter what kind of year PO has he doesn’t get another contract…Montero won’t catch enough if Martin is back and right now PO is the full time DH”

    That’s TBD. We have to see what kind of season Posada has, whether he wants to continue playing, if Martin stays healthy and productive, and where Montero is defensively. Montero is going to hit his way to the big leagues soon.

  50. joeman April 20th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    looking at his stats this year he started at catcher every game so far…..

  51. Erin April 20th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    BryanHoch According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the #Yankees are the only MLB team that has not scored as many as four runs in an inning this season.

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hey all! There seemed to be a little confusion yesterday about my brother’s status while he was still alive. I wasn’t here for it but was told about it later. In fact the exact words were “but in actuality, she and her deceased Red Sox fan brother Dennis are/were the lowest form of human life.” And then the creature who posted it bid my brother goodbye.

    A little about my brother. He was a medical doctor who gave up a lucrative six-figure job in an extremely large practice and went out and practiced on his own because he didn’t want to be told he could only spend 20 minutes with each patient (they were actually timed.) At least three times every year he flew to Mexico and the Honduras where he performed medical missionary work.

    While I may not be the most worthy person walking this earth, my practice of law is entirely devoted to providing free legal services to clients who can’t afford a lawyer.

    I’m thinking that maybe that exempts my brother and me from “the lowest form of human life” category.

    Speaking of the lowest form of human life, saying goodbye to my brother was a good idea, psycho mike-o, because you will never be where my brother is. It’s good that your home state is nice and warm. Preparation for where you’ll end up.

    **************

    And in what can be called nothing more than a MAJOR coincidence, once again the Yankees lose on the very day that pyscho mike-o violates a Yankee poster. Good job!

  53. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Yankees have like 5 more runs than the angels and 40 less hits :) BEcause getting a bunch of hits doesn’t score you runs like a HR can.

  54. G. Love April 20th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Posada will not be back next year. He limits the roster’s flexibility by not being able to play a defensive position.

    They will attempt to get his DH production from Arod/Montero and possibly Chavez if he stays healthy and can play 3b.

    This is Jorge’s last year. I don’t see any scenario that he will come back here.

  55. Erin April 20th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    RiverAveBlues Mariano Rivera will attempt to earn a spot on the Quinnipiac University baseball team http://bit.ly/fgyx2V

    And this is Mariano Jr. btw. ;)

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Mo looks very dapper with that chapeaux!

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Um, chapeau.

  58. Warning Track Power April 20th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I’m still stick about the game last night. Believe me or not, I had a bad feeling once Mo’s control was all over the place.
    To me it just looked like one of them nights where Mo was off and a blown save was in his future.

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Public service announcement: McDonald’s now has all sizes of soda for $1.

    In a related development, it’s probably the first time I ever bought and extra-large drink at McDonald’s!

    :)

  60. bruceb April 20th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Erin April 20th, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    BryanHoch According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the #Yankees are the only MLB team that has not scored as many as four runs in an inning this season.

    Now that is a surprising stat. The Yanks are usually the one team you can rely on for a big inning. Trouble is, right now with Gardner and Jeter batting one and two, it just ain’t happening.

  61. Erin April 20th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    trisha-good to know. :)

  62. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    trisha – be careful of eating at McDonald’s, you don’t want to be extra-large ;)

  63. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    trisha – oh, and BTW – hang in.

  64. Warning Track Power April 20th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Bruce
    You won’t have to worry about Gardner leading off tonight. jays are throwing a lefty.
    Jeter will lead off.
    I’m beginning to wonder about Gardner.
    He looks so lost up there.
    Where is the bunt attempt? Isn’t that a good way to get a hit, start a little hitting streak? I think so.

  65. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    2010 Yankees scored 4 in an inning 33 times, 5+ 19 times. 10% of the time they scored in an inning it was a huge number.

    AL teams only did it an average of 8%

  66. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Where is the bunt attempt? Isn’t that a good way to get a hit, start a little hitting streak? I think so.

    Maybe if you can actually bunt. But the whole ‘won’t a dinky little infield hit get you going?’ thing seems steeped in superstition. Wouldn’t a HR really get you going? Since its the one time when you are pretty much putting an A swing on a ball.

  67. Mell April 20th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Huge number?

    3 or more?

  68. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    4+

  69. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Interesting match-up coming up in about 12 minutes. The Chucky Doll is pitching for the Sux against Gio Gonzalez, whose ERA is a miniscule 0.47. And may it remain that or go even lower as he’s on my fantasy team.

    GO A’S!!!!!

  70. Warning Track Power April 20th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Jerk-
    A HR is a nice way to get a hitting streak going, but I would not be comfortable with Gardner trying for a HR.
    I mentioned the bunt because Gardner has speed and is NOT a power hitter.

    Gardner his not hitting the ball hard.
    Gardner looks overmatched.
    Maybe his wrist aches? Could be.

  71. upstate kate April 20th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    as long as the Yankees are scoring runs, why does it matter if they are all in one inning or not?

  72. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Joe – :lol: Seriously, all I got was the soda.

    And thanks.

    :)

  73. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    as long as the Yankees are scoring runs, why does it matter if they are all in one inning or not?

    I guess scoring multiple runs in an inning speaks more to an offensive unit that is clicking and stringing together hits. Where as right now they are only stringing together 2-3 walks or hits.

  74. Mell April 20th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    “The Chucky Doll is pitching for the Sux against Gio Gonzalez, whose ERA is a miniscule 0.47.”

    This one may take awhile. These two have combined to walk 22 (10 Buchholtz, 12 Gonzalez) in 34 innings.

  75. Erin April 20th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Cisco!! :)

    BryanHoch #Yankees C Francisco Cervelli expected to begin rehab assignment with Class-A Tampa on Thursday, weather permitting.

  76. Erin April 20th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    RiverAveBlues Molina 1 of 8 pos players who were on Opening Day rosters wo a hit. Cervelli to begin rehab Thur so if Gustavo wants that hit, ABs dwindling

  77. austinmac April 20th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Not that Gardner can’t rebound, but FWIW MLBtrade rumors chat suggested possible replacements as Beltran, Luke Scott and Pence. I don’t know if a deal could ever be made with the O’s, Beltran is expensive without a significant Met contribution and Pence is about the only fun player the Astros have.

  78. Mell April 20th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Rodriguez back in the lineup tonight per tweets from the beats.

  79. upstate kate April 20th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    But wouldn’t that mean you were just clicking for that particular inning? Why is it any better to have one big inning vs multiple smaller innings? Aren’t there too many variables for this to actually mean anything?

  80. Erin April 20th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    New Post: Rodriguez back at third

    :arrow:

  81. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Geeze Louise, I shouldn’t have mentioned Gio and his ERA…

    Forget what I said.

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