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Robertson plays catch with no problem

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 12, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Dave Robertson played catch this afternoon and had no problems with his bruised foot. Hes not sure when hell get off a mound again, but hes not worried about being ready for Opening Day.

As long as I don’t have any setbacks, I don’t see why I wouldn’t be, he said.

Robertson will be without a boot or crutches from here on out, and he walked into the clubhouse with no limp or any sign of injury.

Two other quick injury updates…

• Bad news on Dan Burawa. What the Yankees initially thought was a rib cage injury is actually a tear in his oblique. Burawa had an MRI and is seeing a doctor later tonight, but hes expecting to miss quite a bit of time. As you might expect, hes pretty disappointed. Seemed to be making a strong impression in his first big league camp.

• Austin Romine is scheduled to take dry swings in the next day or two and hes hoping to be playing in about a week. He said he no longer feels anything in his back, but the Yankees want him to build up strength so it won’t happen again. He called this injury similar to the one he had last year in Trenton.



35 Responses to “Robertson plays catch with no problem”

  1. UnKnown March 12th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Interesting article to kill some time before the game tonight.

  2. Rich in NJ March 12th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Great news on Robertson. They really need Romine healthy, ASAP.

  3. Cashmoney March 12th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Is there open competition between Romine and Cervelli for backup catching duties? Or, Romine is ticketed for more everyday seasoning at AAA.

  4. BD (Boston Dave) March 12th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Wave Your Hat March 12th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    “Fastballs have positive differential movement on the vertical axis because their spin helps counteract the force of gravity in conjunction with velocity such that they appear to be moving relatively straight vertically. Thus if you threw a pineda fastball without any spin, it’d be expected to drop 7 inches more at the plate because of gravity.”

    This infernally insistent Montero-Pineda debate now requires a compulsory physics class.



    After that, I think it’ll require a psychology class as well.

  5. ron March 12th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Romine is not getting enough ab to take cervelli’s job,and i think the yankees wan’t romine in AAA for at least a little while.

    If there is a good reason to have romine replace cervelli,the yankees will do it,especially when cervelli makes more money,or a nice trade awaits.

  6. Rich in NJ March 12th, 2012 at 6:09 pm


    Romine needs more development in the mL if he is ever to reach his ceiling.

  7. luis March 12th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Hello everyone,

    Good news on Drob, he is a key BP arm.

    Romine needs a little more seasoning in triple A….Ron, i don’t think Cervi is going to bring anything worthwhile…To many injury concerns unfortunately.

  8. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 6:30 pm


    Thanks for the well wishes from the other day.

  9. luis March 12th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Hi MTU,

    Feeling better already? i hope so…

  10. luis March 12th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    By the way,

    I saw last night Banuelos outing…..I think he already has three plus pitches…If you ask me, he is ready to go north with the team right now, the only thing that is keeping him on triple A is that he needs to build his innings, but otherwise i don’t think he has anything to learn down there.

  11. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Are you under the weather? If so-speedy recovery.

    I thought Banuelos was better than JulioTTeheran, the Braves pitcher who many rank as the 2nd best rookie pitcher behind Matt Moore. Banuelos has a little more work to do on control also.

  12. CompassRosy March 12th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Mariners tweet, in case you missed it…

    :::: 2-Run double by Jesus Montero extends #Mariners lead to 6-3. Montero now has a hit in all 6 of his Cactus League games :::::


  13. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 6:42 pm


    Thanks for asking.

    Antibiotics are finished.

    Just need to try and get moving again.

    Not used to all this inactivity.

    I’ll start a bit slower this time and try to build up more gradually.

    If there are no more setbacks I should be good to go in a few weeks.

    Hey. I was able to take the Mops out today to the local dog park so that’s progress.


  14. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks YT.

    yeah. have been.

    Hoping i’ve finally got it licked.

  15. Rich in NJ March 12th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Feel better, MTU.

  16. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    A little minor league news from RABs:

    Marc Hulet of FanGraphs posted his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball today, and four Yankees farmhands made the cut: Manny Banuelos (#38), Jose Campos (#65), Dellin Betances (#68), and Mason Williams (#98). Bit surprising to see Campos ranked so highly, but I have a hard time believing their are 100 better prospects than Gary Sanchez out there. He’s got too much talent to ignore, and not everyone on that list is a choir boy.

    Full link:

  17. luis March 12th, 2012 at 6:49 pm


    Maybe, he did miss a few spots…But his stuff is so good that he got away with them, the last K was particularly impresive.


    In deed!! :) , just take it easy at first and you should be fine!

  18. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    The Top Ten:
    10. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pittsburgh
    9. Trevor Bauer, RHP, Arizona
    8. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pittsburgh
    7. Dylan Bundy, RHP, Baltimore
    6. Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas
    5. Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta
    4. Shelby Miller, RHP, St. Louis
    3. Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles AL
    2. Bryce Harper, OF, Washington
    1. Matt Moore, LHP, Tampa Bay

    Recent International Signees:

    Yu Darvish, RHP, Texas – Would rank 8th overall
    Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Oakland – Would rank 32nd ovrall

  19. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Really glad to hear that Robertson is OK.

    As in super glad.

    I love that kid.

    He’s got it all.


  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    1. What is wrong with my wonderful MTU????

    2. It appears that there is no answer good enough to satisfy randy’s seeming need to denigrate Pineda. It is so grabbing at straws right now that instead of us being able to enjoy what the guy obviously brings to the table, we have to hear about angles and degrees and dipping and slipping. Isn’t it enough to either feel good or not feel about Pineda and let it go? This isn’t a contest. At this point it appears about randy covering every possible base so that no matter what happens he would have gotten it right. If Pineda is good it’s because he developed the right pitch, if he’s bad it’s because he didn’t. Or something. If he loses something on his fastball it’s because randy knew his fastball wasn’t up to par, despite what fangraph showed.

    3. Pineda IS a beast and will continue to be a beast.

    4. Nice job by jerkface. Hopefully he will feel off the hook if another meatball is thrown and will simply say “you’re wrong.”

    5. I don’t blame Big Al or anyone else for staying away. The stuff is beyond boring at this point.

    6. The trade was touted as a huge score for the Yankees. Maybe we can let it unfold?

    I can dream can’t I?

  21. luis March 12th, 2012 at 6:55 pm


    Thanks for the link….I see your top ten list and see Gerrit Cole….Yikes! to think he could have been on pinstripes. I understand that he is reaching 99-100 mph with the FB. About Sanchez i think is probably good that he flies under the radar, usually those are the ones that make it to big club. ;)

  22. luis March 12th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Trish!

    No, you can’t! :)

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    WCS – you can’t imagine how umwanted that news is here – or if you’ve been reading this forum, you can. Unfortunately, I fear that the tone is set for tonight.


  24. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    That Fangraphs top 100 is a little sloppy.

  25. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:00 pm


    The talk will die down as soon as the season starts….I do have high hopes that Pineda is going to help the club for #28….Our pitching is going to be awesome, we might be able to win over 100 games.

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    WCS – I am doing my level best to remain level here. You know for sure that I am thrilled for the Mariners and that I want Montero to be amazing, because that’s absolutely what I believe he is and what he will continue to be. I’d be lying to say there’s no pain involved because there is. But I’ve accepted that as a reality. I have equal expectations about Pineda and don’t doubt for a minute that he is going to wow the crowd.

    It’s really a mixed bag, isn’t it.

    Sometimes sublimation = survival.


  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    luis – you are the bomb.


  28. ron March 12th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I agree about banuelos being ready.

    Man he looks good.

    We are going to see him sooner than later.As soon as he gets his innings in.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    And as adjusted as I am to what has happened, I did tear up when Compass Rosy posted about Montero. Pragmatism is a wise course, because it is not burdened by emotion…

  30. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    That’s really a pity about Burawa’s injury. So far this spring, he and Brett Marshall were the top rookie surprises.

  31. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:11 pm


    Really bad cold/flu for about the last 3 weeks or so.

    I was getting better so I went hiking too soon and caused myself a relapse.

    The antibiotics should be finishing that off about now.

    I haven’t been sick in a very long time. I can tell you I didn’t miss it.

    Feels like I had 4/5 years of sick in one episode.

    I did not know humans could sleep that much.

    I went out today again for the 1st time in 4 days. It felt good just to watch the Mops play and to feel the warmth of the Sun.

    On the mend (I hope).

    Thanks for asking.


  32. DaSaint007 March 12th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    MTU, feel better.

    Glad D-Rob is ok. Need him back in the pen. Maybe somebody can rent him a ranch-style house while in FL!

  33. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    New thread —->

  34. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks Saint.

    Hope Little and Mrs. Saint are doing well.

    You too !


  35. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Holy God, where have I been! I didn’t know you were sick MTU. Do you get a flu shot every year? You definitely learned something the hard way and that is becoming too active before full healing sets one up for a relapse. Do yourself (and us since we need you here) a favor and give yourself another week where you are just take it very easy. Your body will tell you when it’s time to get active. Until then, don’t push. Very necessary for complete healing, especially with something like a flu. There will be plenty of gorgeous days for you to hike.

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