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Bone bruise comes as a relief for Yankees

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 09, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

“This is as good as it gets for us.”

That’s how Joe Girardi put it. Test results on Dave Roberton’s right foot revealed a bone bruise, which is pretty much the best-case scenario. He’ll stay in a walking boot through Sunday, and probably do some throwing from a chair to keep his arm strong. Girardi believe he’ll have his setup man on Opening Day.

“I would think,” Girardi said. “But I can’t tell you how it’s going to heal.”

Obviously there’s still some risk here. The Yankees won’t let Robertson get back into a game until he’s pain free, and there’s a chance this thing will take longer than expected, but given the alternatives, a bone bruise came as a relief to the Yankees.

One other injury update…

Eduardo Nunez was sent for a CT scan on his injured right hand, but that test came back negative. He went for the test after feeling more sore than expected after batting practice yesterday. The Yankees told him to skip batting practice today and they’ll see how he progresses.

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81 Responses to “Bone bruise comes as a relief for Yankees”

  1. RadioKev March 9th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I can’t say I’ve seen a lot of the young guys, but at this point I’m afraid Warren/Phelps/Mitchell won’t get a fair crack over Banuelos/Betances. Those guys seem pretty advanced at this point.

  2. Pat M. March 9th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya……..The LoHud is a better place when you’re here……And this isn’t just my opinion……..Manny B.’s problem is his tendency to over throw……

  3. Erin March 9th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    YankeesPR Yankees PR Dept.
    bone bruise is the diagnosis for @DRob30. he pledges to still recycle.

    :lol:

  4. m March 9th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I agree, Pat M. Villa Nova-Ya is a great poster. Rational, neither too high or too low.

  5. Jerkface March 9th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I can’t say I’ve seen a lot of the young guys, but at this point I’m afraid Warren/Phelps/Mitchell won’t get a fair crack over Banuelos/Betances. Those guys seem pretty advanced at this point.

    If you’re in favor of some kind of Rays-like starter development system, the Yankees ought to have traded a guy like Phil Hughes this year to open the door for 1 of them. All have been in AAA for 1+ seasons. All have 300+ innings in the minors. All are 24+ years old. Time to give them a shot.

  6. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Can’t wait to watch the replay tonight… I’ve been hoping to see Mitchell, Phelps, and Warren.

  7. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Good news on Nunez as well.

    Radio, if the B’s are kept in AAA, Phelps, Warren should get some starts; it’s a long season. Mitchell is more likely to come out of the pen, but still would rather they let him continue to start.

  8. stuckey March 9th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    “I can’t say I’ve seen a lot of the young guys, but at this point I’m afraid Warren/Phelps/Mitchell won’t get a fair crack over Banuelos/Betances. Those guys seem pretty advanced at this point.”

    Sabathia isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Pineda and Nova would have to implode not to be there for a while. if Hughes rebounds, he could be a fixture.

    Most of those 5 guys are going to be playing somewhere else or in the bullpen, sooner than later.

  9. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I really hope fem is right and at least one or two of them end up pitching for us this season.

  10. Pat M. March 9th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Face…..That time will come next season when Kuroda leaves and then another one could be slotted into the Garcia 6th starter role much like Aceves, Nova and most recently Noesi

  11. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Pineda and Nova would have to implode not to be there for a while. if Hughes rebounds, he could be a fixture.
    ——————————-

    I think Nova’s production this year is more of a question mark. I’d love for him to build on last year but I was hoping Hughes would build on his 18 win season so I’m trying to temper my expectations.

  12. RadioKev March 9th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Jerkface,

    I think it’s strategically unwise to trade Phil Hughes to open a slot for an unproven commodity. That would only make sense if they were trading for a need/something of value, in my opinion.

    The rotation will change up at some point this season, and I hope Warren/Phelps/Mitchell will be given a legitimate shot to stick around rather than just a stop gap solution.

  13. Villa Nova-Ya March 9th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks, Pat M and m.

    :)

  14. GreenBeret7 March 9th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Granderson doesn’t have to prove that he’s a 40 homer hitter again. I’ll settle for a .275-.280 average, 30+ homers, 100+ runs scored and RBI and close to 30 steals. That’s plenty enough to go with his defense. A healthy Rodriguez this year will help the offense as much as anything else. Even a modest increase by Jeter, Martin, Teixeira and Gardner will help.

  15. GreenBeret7 March 9th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    NYYs weren’t going to put two rookies and a 2nd year pitcher in the same rotation unless they were forced to. That would just be stupid when there are better options.

  16. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Shame, I am thinking more like spot starts unless we have an injury. One of them will likely be a trade chip, I am assuming.

    It’ll be interesting to see how Buccholz looks tonight on mlb network.

    Melky just hit another homer for the Giants.

  17. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Shame, only Mitchell pitched today of those 3.

  18. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    fem – I feel like we’ll know who the trade bait is based on who gets the call.

  19. Jerkface March 9th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I think it’s strategically unwise to trade Phil Hughes to open a slot for an unproven commodity.

    The rays make these kinds of strategically unwise decisions each year :) I’m just saying. Phelps, Warren, and Mitchell are the kind of guys you envy another system about, but just get passed up by the ‘top prospect’ lust that the Yankees have. I don’t think thats necessarily a bad thing, as the Yankees should be trying to keep the A1 guys and trade the rest, but they should first establish good value with ‘the rest’ first by actually playing them, and who knows you might discover an A1 type that you never knew you had (as Ivan Nova is currently trying to prove).

  20. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Oh yes I know, but I haven’t even gotten to catch a game so far in ST so tonight’s the first time I’ll be actually seeing anyone pitch lol

    Are Phelps and Warren schedules to go soon?

  21. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Shame, Phelps would have gotten the call last year, but he was hurt. Warren was second on the list. DJ is less apt to start of those 3, IMO.

  22. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    scheduled* ….motherf*ck.

  23. luis March 9th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Hi everyone,

    Missed the game :( . Good to see that Banuelos had a very good outing and already reaching 95 with the FB.

    Phew!!. Great news on Drob, that could have had a very bad impact on both Hughes and Joba.

    YF,

    I saw Mitchell pitch the other day….He is good, but i think Phelps is the one that has stand out IMO of the three. Who do you think has the higher ceiling?

  24. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Shame, Phelps pitched yesterday. Warren the day before, I think.

  25. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks fem – I’ll try to keep a better eye out. I’m still very entrenched in hockey right now lol, I follow the Yanks more on the periphery until the stats they show when a guy gets up to bat actually matter. (Biggest pet peeve is when they show the numbers from last year for guys.. I know they have no choice it just gets under my skin lol).

  26. Ys Guy March 9th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    not to be too negative, but isn’t a bone bruise what ike davis was originally supposed to have last year? and wasnt a bone bruise the original prognosis for carlos beltran before he missed most of a year, then needed offseason surgery?

  27. luis March 9th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    JF,

    Very good post. Not always the prospect with the best stuff ends up being the best pitcher.

  28. Jerkface March 9th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    not to be too negative, but isn’t a bone bruise what ike davis was originally supposed to have last year? and wasnt a bone bruise the original prognosis for carlos beltran before he missed most of a year, then needed offseason surgery?

    D-Rob has no swelling, were those accompanied by swelling? And his was not an ankle or a knee.

  29. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Luis, Phelps is more polished and older than both DJ and Warren. Warren could be a beast if his secondary pitches continue to progress. I would think Yanks consider him to have the highest ceiling of the 3. DJ though has a great repertoire and 3 plus pitches, but maybe not enough swing and miss for the Yanks’ liking. JMO.

  30. Ys Guy March 9th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    idk about swelling, i do remember that they said ike was day-to-day at the beginning.

  31. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Still don’t like the idea of a foot injury to any pitcher.. it messes with everything.. I hope DRob takes his sweet time recovering to be honest. It’d be preferable to him aggravating anything later.

  32. Jerkface March 9th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Are his curve & change really plus weapons if they don’t generate swings and misses? The knock I’ve heard on Mitchell over the years is a lack of secondary stuff.

  33. luis March 9th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Ys Guy March 9th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Think positive things, and they’ll become a reality ;)

  34. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Shame, I am actually watching Hockey East college hockey playoffs among other college games tonight. And anticipating seeing Sid come back Sunday vs. Bruins. Hopefully. I am pretty committed to hockey right now. So, have to pick my spots in order to actually have a life. ;)

    I like ST; get to watch the young pitchers. My favorite thing to do. Not enough of getting to see the catching prospects though.

  35. Erin March 9th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Shame-knowing how cautious the Yankees are with any type of injury, I don’t think there’s much chance of them rushing him back too soon.

  36. luis March 9th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    YF,

    If you would compare him to a current MLB pitcher, who would that pitcher be?

  37. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    JF, noooo. Mitchell has great secondary stuff. Bump in velo on FB, commanding that crazy movement sinker are things he needs work on.

  38. Jerkface March 9th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Well Ike Davis also had some ligament damage from the sprain in his ankle which prompted surgery.

  39. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    fem – You’re more attentive than I! I get very consumed around playoff time for both sports.. once the Devils start their season I’m eating, breathing, and sleeping baseball until (hopefully) late October. Then I switch. Its a nice cycle.

    I’d like to see the kids more because over the last 4-5 years I’ve been a lot more interested in the farm, but I also don’t like to get too attached lol, because at the end of the day I’m always going to root for the Yankees so I try to avoid instances where they can make me not want to be their friend for brief periods of time.

  40. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Luis, heading to a couple of appts. Compare DJ to? Not sure. Some compare him to El Brujo, and while I can see it a little, not a perfect comp, and unlike Mendoza’s, DJ has the plus CB. Catch you later.

  41. Crawdaddy March 9th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Also, did Ike get the same medical tests that Robertson got yesterday? It seems like the Yankees went the extra mile in medical tests then sent the results to NY for a second opinion.

  42. stuckey March 9th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Is there ANY injury to a pitcher this side of a cut on top of the scalp or his opposite arm that wouldn’t give anyone some pause?

  43. Jerkface March 9th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Also, did Ike get the same medical tests that Robertson got yesterday? It seems like the Yankees went the extra mile in medical tests then sent the results to NY for a second opinion.

    The Mets medical staff is 1 monkey in a lab coat, so I think the Yankees will be able to out diagnose their cross-town rivals.

  44. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Erin March 9th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Shame-knowing how cautious the Yankees are with any type of injury, I don’t think there’s much chance of them rushing him back too soon.
    ————————

    I just think of Wang…..

    The foot can be really tricky for pitchers. It can effect all of their mechanics from their knees to their arm angles. Just scares me, that’s all. LoHud has gotten me in the mood to worry today ;)

  45. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Shame, I watch both my baseball and hockey teams religiously. Luckily I have a unorthodox work sched, that I can usually tweak depending on my hockey and baseball sched. Although I will be working Saturdays in April/May and am very concerned about hockey playoffs. At least baseball mostly starts later now that mlb has essentially eliminated Saturday 1PM games (boo hiss!) Catch you later.

  46. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    *an unorthodox …. Later.

  47. yankeefeminista March 9th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Shame, think positive thoughts about DRob. Please don’t even mention that Wang injury. Ugh. Bye for real now.

  48. Bret The Hitman March 9th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    How did Manny Banuelos look out there today?

  49. stuckey March 9th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    “How did Manny Banuelos look out there today?”

    David DeJesus-ian

  50. luis March 9th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks YF for your input, take care.

  51. Rich in NJ March 9th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Yay, good news!

  52. Erin March 9th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Shame- don’t worry, be happy.

    You need a distraction. Let’s see…which LoHudders don’t have centaur names yet? ;)

  53. Best To Ever Do It March 9th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Bret The Hitman March 9th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    How did Manny Banuelos look out there today?

    —————-

    Filthy

  54. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    fem – You’re my kind of chick.. I usually just take some time to get into the groove early in each season because 1) the early stats I mentioned previously that are indicative of nothing and 2) one sport is usually heating up while the other is just beginning.

    My favorite months are May/June and September/October because it gives me the excitement of gearing up for a playoff run and the hope the beginning of a new season offers all at the same time. Sometimes I even find time for football when my team isn’t embarrassing the hell out of me.

  55. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    You need a distraction. Let’s see…which LoHudders don’t have centaur names yet? ;)
    ———————–

    Answer: TOO MANY!

  56. Erin March 9th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    NickSwisher I’m loving what’s going on in camp! This year is going to be awesome.

  57. luis March 9th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Best,

    Really?. I wasn’t able to see the game, but three K’s and getting out of trouble in both innings is very good. Was he sitting at 95 or was it just one or two pitches?

  58. luis March 9th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Erin,

    It is hopefully

  59. Shame Spencer March 9th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Quittin’ time :)

    Hope you folks have a good weekend… I’m gonna go hit the objective pipe and dream about being under the Paul O’Neill banner on opening day ;)

  60. Best To Ever Do It March 9th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    luis March 9th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Best,

    Really?. I wasn’t able to see the game, but three K’s and getting out of trouble in both innings is very good. Was he sitting at 95 or was it just one or two pitches?

    ——————–

    He was bringing the heat today. 93-95, sick breaking pitchers, etc.

  61. Pat M. March 9th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    GB…….Just spoke with SJ and Tony is having a great camp….Manny Sanguillen took him out to dinner the other night and paid for the millionaire catching prospect’s dinner….Very cool….Say hello GB……He’s getting ready for the WTA’S Ericsson Open….Poor SJ, he has to labor all week watching beautiful women playing tennis…….

  62. Rich in NJ March 9th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZz_rbAmfmY

  63. GreenBeret7 March 9th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Pat M., Thanks for the word on young sanchez and SJ. sure wish he was back along with more of some of the old crew. It’s always a good thing for a young player to have a close relationship with a team legend when you play the same position. Manny was quite the player, but, never quite the same after Clemente died. Yeah, I pity SJ’s torture about like I pity you and your pool cleaners.

  64. Pat M. March 9th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    GB…..SJ was blunt and to the point but he knew the game and knows people in the game from all over the country……He’s missed

  65. GreenBeret7 March 9th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Pat, blunt and to the point never bothered me. It’s the obnoxious know-it-all blowhards that are so annoying. SJ and the missing ladies were always a refreshing deversion from that crap. Maybe the ladies didn’t know everything, but, they always asked intelligent questions and tried to learn as much as possible.

  66. Pat M. March 9th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    GB….I agree, the Women brigade was a great and refreshing group…..Very special in my mind with an interesting perspective…..They too are missed, especially the breakfast club

  67. Jerkface March 9th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Maybe the ladies didn’t know everything, but, they always asked intelligent questions and tried to learn as much as possible.

    This is pretty condescending, ‘Oh I wish those ladies were here so I could teach them all about baseball’

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