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A few early injury updates from Yankees camp

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 19, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

As a general rule, the Yankees seem to be fairly healthy heading into spring training. There are some obvious exceptions, but Brian Cashman said there are very few unexpected health concerns.

The most glaring injury situation is Joba Chamberlain’s rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery. Cashman praised Chamberlain’s work ethic and dedication to the process, but Cashman also stressed that he does not expect to have Chamberlain back until June at the earliest.

“If you wanted a scale of 1-10, and want someone to be so fully committed to doing the rehab and not cutting any corners and getting everything necessarily done that you need to do to be the best you possibly can be, he’s done that at the highest scale,” Cashman said. “That still doesn’t erase the typical time frame from this surgery regardless of how good a patient you are. He’s too important to us to all of a sudden make a mistake of buying into that, ‘Oh it’s going so well, we can cut the corner and bring him back earlier.’ I won’t rule out any of those things as being possible, but I think for all of our sakes, we have to be careful for him and for us.”

A few other injury updates…

• Andruw Jones is going to report to camp a little early because he had knee surgery this winter. It was little more than a scope to cleanup the area, and Cashman made it sound like no big deal. The Yankees actually had some knee concerns before they signed Jones last winter, but he played through those issues, then got them resolved before re-signing this offseason.

• Cashman said Alex Rodriguez is “good to go” after his winter surgery.

• Francisco Cervelli is back to 100 percent after last year’s concussion. Cashman said there are no problems with Cervelli right now.

• Rule 5 pick Brad Meyers hurt his shoulder during a weight lifting session this winter. “He’s throwing on flat ground,” Cashman said. “But he won’t be out of the gate as quickly as others.” That’s obviously not a great situation for a Rule 5 guy who needs things to break his direction even under the best circumstances.

• Pedro Feliciano was in camp this morning, and he has a locker with all of the regular relievers, but it’s still uncertain whether he’ll be pitching in the big leagues this season. “It’s going to be tough,” Cashman said. “If he gets back for us, it would be toward September, most likely. His rehab is going well and I think he’s more optimistic, but he had a significant surgery that time-frame wise is going to cut it close.”

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56 Responses to “A few early injury updates from Yankees camp”

  1. m February 19th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Why the hell did we jump on Jones so quickly?

    Stay healthy, Yankees. It’s the key to the kingdom.

    In other news cash said his personal problems won’t be a distraction. And Beckett cites “lapse of judgement”. How can you explain a lapse that extends over the course of a season?

  2. Bret The Hitman February 19th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    blake February 19th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Lin doesn’t look like a fluke or a guy playing over his head to me….how does a guy like this go unnoticed for that long?

    ***********

    I think the miscalculation of Lin is unprecedented in the history of the NBA. When is the last time a castoff or a player who went undrafted and got cut by multiple teams made this kind of impact, basically single-handedly reversing the fortunes of a big market team?

    That’s the big story for me. It’s unprecedented.

    The fact that he’s Asian just makes him stand out more as a misjudged player.

    Lin may turn out to be the best undrafted player in the history of the NBA. Can’t think of a better one.

  3. Ghost of Steinbrenner February 19th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Spring training starts! I’m not an MLB employee but I’m excited to have the MLB.TV package this year! 150 spring training games and I watch it all on ROKU! Great deal for a Florida Yankee fan!

  4. blake February 19th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    “I think the miscalculation of Lin is unprecedented in the history of the NBA”

    if he keeps this up and is really this player….then I’m not sure I can think of anything like it in any sport? Kurt Warner maybe?

  5. blake February 19th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Glad Billy Crystal is doing the Oscars again.

  6. Bret The Hitman February 19th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Well, it had to happen some time – a total swing and miss whiff of epic proportions. The scouts are bound to make one huge blunder every generation or so. But they’re still on-top-of talent overall if you think about how this sort of thing never happens.

    Pujols in baseball is an example.

    Johan Santana.

  7. blake February 19th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    “Pujols in baseball is an example. ”

    nobody knew Pujols would be this good but he came up through the Cards system in a pretty normal way….he just took off when he got to the big leagues….he didn’t go through the rejection and failures etc that Lin has. Warner is the closest I can think of…..Jose Bautista is similar as well.

  8. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Amare is an abomination on defense.

  9. dogface February 19th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    nobody knew Pujols would be this good but he came up through the Cards system in a pretty normal way
    ======================================

    No he didn’t. Pujols never played AA and had had 15 plate appearances in AAA. He was drafted in 1999, got 104 plate appearances above Low A ball and was a star in the bigs by 2001.

    Warner and Brady would be somewhat similar stories.

  10. blake February 19th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    DF,

    I mean that he just came up through their system….he did it faster yes but my point was that there isn’t much comparison to Lin.

  11. tomingeorgia February 19th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    How about Mike Piazza, drafted as a favor in the 64th round?

  12. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Oh Amare.

  13. blake February 19th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    “Amare is an abomination on defense.”

    the NBA is an abomination on defense.

  14. blake February 19th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Piazza another good one…..

  15. Bret The Hitman February 19th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    The Mavs are the worst possible matchup for the Knicks because of Dirk/Amare. One guy can score anytime, anywhere and the other lets opponents do that.

  16. dogface February 19th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    DF,

    I mean that he just came up through their system….he did it faster yes but my point was that there isn’t much comparison to Lin

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

    Respectfully disagree. He was a 13th round pick. Played one year of minor league ball, almost entirely in Low A and became a historically great hitter inside a year.

    Whoever mentioned Piazza has a good point as well.

  17. dogface February 19th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    the NBA is an abomination on defense

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

    Think it’s an abomination now? You should have seen it in the 80′s.

  18. dogface February 19th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    State U of New Jersey giving Syracuse all it wants this afternoon.

  19. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    The Mavs are the best PnR defenders in the NBA. This game again demonstrates how important Melo is.

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    “Glad Billy Crystal is doing the Oscars again.”

    Thought the same thing when I heard it. It’s been a while but I wonder why they ever stopped having him host it. Maybe just for a change in face. But I can’t think of anyone who’s been better than he, of the others who have hosted it since he started hosting.

  21. dogface February 19th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    The Mavs are the best PnR defenders in the NBA. This game again demonstrates how important Melo is

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

    Yeah, when you’re stagnant offensively, as the Knicks have been for 2 quarters, having the guy who can create his own offense is pretty important. His absence hurts here.

  22. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Time for some Amare redemption.

    He’s at -22 with the Knicks up by 1.

  23. stuckey February 19th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    “Thought the same thing when I heard it. It’s been a while but I wonder why they ever stopped having him host it. Maybe just for a change in face.”

    Speaking of a change in face, has anyone seen Billy Crystal lately?

    Has had more “work” than Joan Rivers.

    It’s unsettling.

  24. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    LINSANITY!

    NOVAKAINE!

  25. LockDown February 19th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    WOW, just WOW… LIN-tastic!

  26. tomingeorgia February 19th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I just wish I could hear Marv Albert say, “Good! Like a Bowery savings account!”

  27. Yankee Trader February 19th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Cashman speaks about stalker:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....-1.1025386

    Lin has made a believer out of me. A David amongst the Goliaths!

  28. Nick in SF February 19th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    This guy from China looks tired, but I like how he’s hanging in there.

  29. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    How was that not a foul?

  30. tomingeorgia February 19th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Palo Alto, Nick.

  31. Niki February 19th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Good to hear Cervelli is 100%…thanks Chad.

  32. Nick in SF February 19th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I thought they said J.R. Smith just flew in from China.

  33. tomingeorgia February 19th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Oh, THAT guy from China. Sorry.

  34. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Amare is KILLING the Knicks right now!

  35. Keith--FL February 19th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Sorry Cashman but Ibanez does not execute an individual double steal like Damon did in the World Series….he is a clutch player who would be most valuable in the postseason….he had six straight games last year with game winning hits for the Rays….I think he is the obvious choice as last year we lost to the Tigers b/c the offense was not clutch at all…why you dont feel the same way Cashman is beyond me…but your judgement of having an affair as the GM of the New York Yankees with a known stalker makes me wonder about you and your thinking, sorry I know it’s your personal life but i find it incredulous that you picked that woman to have an affair with…..Ibanez for defense?? Hmmmmm…

  36. LockDown February 19th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    STAT… finally :P

  37. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    There we go Amare! Huge shot.

  38. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    :(

  39. LGY February 19th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Told you JR Smith is a crunch time player! :D

  40. LockDown February 19th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    JR is the anti-post season-swish

  41. Bret The Hitman February 19th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    JR Smith +19

    That shows you how D’Antoni needs an outside threat for his system to work. JR doesn’t have to be super accurate…he just has to be on the floor.

    Melo, Amare and Lin are going to have a field day.

  42. tomingeorgia February 19th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Crimson in triumph flashing!

  43. Bret The Hitman February 19th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Down go the champs.

  44. Ys Guy February 19th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    great knick’s game!

    as for the yankees, i dont care who the dh is, im just put off a little bit by the idea that they have to wait till the burnett deal is final before they can sign somebody. they still need to sign somebody even if aj fails his physical or if the league nixes the deal. i understand that they are trying to be more fiscally responsible, but you need a LH DH anyway, it shouldn’t be contingent on the aj deal.

    i really don’t see why people are making a big deal over whether they go with ibanez, damon or whomever, there is very little difference and since damon’s people seem to be looking for the most money and some commitment to his at bats, i’d look somewhere else. but there is very little difference, none of them are going to be great.

  45. Yogi Mantle February 19th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    dogface February 19th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    State U of New Jersey giving Syracuse all it wants this afternoon.
    ————

    Only due to desperation of trying to get a win. The Cuse is legit, even in a poorly played game they have too many weapons. Plus in front of a hostile crowd.

    10 point win.

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I was on the phone for almost the last 1/4 but did DVR it and tried to watch.

    Jeremy Lin = the real deal.

    As I said the other night, nobody expected the Knicks to win every single game nor Lin have the game of his life every night.

    I put my money on the Harvard boy hands down.

    :)

    Any man who cries is a man after my own heart.

    Later y’all. Having company for the next several days and so need to get food in the house.

  47. tomingeorgia February 19th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Illegitimum Non Carborundum;
    Domine salvum fac.
    Illegitimum Non Carborundum;
    Domine salvum fac.
    Gaudeamus igitur!
    Veritas non sequitur?
    Illegitimum non Carborundum — ipso facto!

    Ten thousand men of Harvard
    want vict’ry today,
    For they know that o’er old Eli
    Fair Harvard holds sway.
    So then we’ll conquer old Eli’s men,
    And when the game ends, we’ll sing again:
    Ten thousand men of Harvard
    gained vict’ry today!

  48. Ys Guy February 19th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    sj tweeting that the mav’s got hosed by the refs in the 4th q. i only saw one no call that should have been whistled.

  49. Pat M. February 19th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I wonder if my pal SJ saw The Knicks get hosed in The Hornets game Friday on a sideline when they had a hornet tied up who was looking to call a timeout…..Around a minute left in the game and they call a foul instead of a jump ball……..Time to hit the gym and work off the calories I gained just looking at Randy I’s fries cooked on duck oil…….

  50. Ys Guy February 19th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    the mav’s just kept hoisting 3′s and the knicks hustled and covered all the rebounds, that’s all. the mav’s just didn’t put in the effort. kidd’s 3 try on the long rebound, when he had one foot in front of the other and was 5 feet beyond the arc typified their lack of effort and why they lost the game.

  51. randy l. February 19th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    “Time to hit the gym and work off the calories I gained just looking at Randy I’s fries cooked on duck oil…….”

    pat m -

    those belgian fries were maybe the best fries i’ve ever had.

    http://duckfat.com/

  52. blake February 19th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    DF,

    Baseball is a little different than other sports though…..its not all that uncommon for guys who weren’t drafted high to blossom in the minors……its much more rare for guys in the NBA and NFL toncome out of nowhere like that……that was my point.

  53. Pat M. February 19th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Tin Cup…….They looked great, the problem is I ate several servings in my mind

  54. Pat M. February 19th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Tomato Fennel soup with an Italian Panini, I’ll split the fries with my pal Tin Cup

  55. tomingeorgia February 19th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Blake,
    If i’d posted these lyrics, would you have responded?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6DHSqhJcCA

  56. blake February 19th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Tom,

    Yes!

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