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Jones back in the outfield in Atlanta

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

Brett Gardner is in Atlanta, back with the Yankees for two days before he goes to see Dr. Kremchek on Thursday. Although he’s already seen Dr. Andrews, Gardner said he won’t talk about any sort of diagnosis until he’s seen both doctors. He would only say that he hasn’t been discouraged so far, and he “absolutely” believes he’ll play this season.

Meanwhile, here’s the Yankees lineup for tonight.

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Chris Stewart C
CC Sabathia LHP

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65 Responses to “Jones back in the outfield in Atlanta”

  1. Bret The Hitman June 12th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    DeJesus has an option for 2014

    David DeJesus lf-rf

    2 years/$10M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option

    2 years/$10M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
    signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/30/11
    12:$4.25M, 13:$4.25M, 14:$6.5M club option ($1.5M buyout)

  2. Nilsson June 12th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    After Gardner sees both Dr. Andrews and Dr. Kremchek, I want him to seek further advice from the residency of the blog doctors here lol.

  3. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Gardner can help this team win down the stretch. Very important that he returns, is 100% and able to swing the bat.
    His ability to steal the bases has not been missed that much to date, but the longer he’s on the DL, the more the team will miss his speed.

  4. Jerkface June 12th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Seems like Gardner tore something, and I think the 2nd opinion is going to be on if he can recover through rehab or surgery.

  5. Shame Spencer June 12th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Jerkface June 12th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Seems like Gardner tore something, and I think the 2nd opinion is going to be on if he can recover through rehab or surgery.

    ———————–

    That’s very likely and not good news either way.

    So… how do we get Justin Upton? :D

  6. Against All Odds June 12th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    So… how do we get Justin Upton? :D

    ———————

    Inception…it’s the only way

  7. Jerkface June 12th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Inception…it’s the only way

    We have to go 3 levels deep.

  8. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    since we are talking about an injured player, that reminds me of
    Nunez.
    how is he playing to date down in AAA???

  9. jacksquat June 12th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I don’t know if DeJesus’ small contract is the one the Cubs will want to get rid of. I’m sure they are looking for a Soriano sucker.

  10. Jerkface June 12th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Even if they wanted to get rid of him, he isn’t worth it. And he is getting old. If we have to have a broken down David Dejesus in RF to get under the 189 cap I’m gonna triple mutiny.

  11. blake June 12th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Tis the season for David Dejesus trade talk……

  12. justinxdance27 June 12th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Warning Track Power June 12th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    since we are talking about an injured player, that reminds me of
    Nunez.
    how is he playing to date down in AAA???

    hasn’t been. on DL

  13. Bronx Jeers June 12th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Gardner should get Monahan’s opinion as well.

  14. Bret The Hitman June 12th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Unless you think Cashman will add a blockbuster player and upgrade over Swish. I don’t.

  15. Jerkface June 12th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    If I were Cash I’d try to buy low on Dom Brown. Realistically I see Frenchy or Dejesus as likely targets. Dejesus because I think the Yankees have always liked him and Cashman will tend to get those guys even when they are past the point of usefulness. Frenchy because they probably think he’d be the cheapest piece they can acquire that plays passable outfield defense and isn’t a complete waste with the bat. Even though he basically is.

  16. Yank1 June 12th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    “Unless you think Cashman will add a blockbuster player and upgrade over Swish. I don’t.”

    DeJesus will be on the high end of what Cashman can acquire, budget constraints and all. Guys like Cuddayer or Willingham have deals that go beyond 2014 too, so they are not options.

  17. Jerkface June 12th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Choo is another guy they could target, but that only covers them for Swisher leaving next year, not until 2014. Hard to do that with Cleveland in 2nd place though.

  18. Yankee Trader June 12th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    A look back at the free agents the Yankees missed out on
    from Bronx Baseball Daily

    http://bronxbaseballdaily.com/.....ed-out-on/

    Do you agree with Michael Augustine’s assessment?

  19. Wave Your Hat June 12th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Swisher is going to be very difficult to upgrade from.

  20. Bret The Hitman June 12th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    True but adding no one is hardly an option considering Gardner’s status. I guess we’ll know more soon.

  21. Yankee Trader June 12th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Seems like Gardner tore something, and I think the 2nd opinion is going to be on if he can recover through rehab or surgery.
    ————————————-
    JF-

    As much as I hate to say it, I think you’re right, and since he’s not a pitcher, and it’s his non throwing arm, I’m guessing he might be leaning toward rehab.

    BTW- Await any comments you might have on the BBD article.

  22. blake June 12th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I wish Swisher would take a Cuddyer deal

  23. blake June 12th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Willingham is a decent option if the Twins will be fair…..he can hit and hed cost 7 million in 2013 and 14.

  24. theREALkevin June 12th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I would also like to see the Yanks get Dominic Brown if the price is low. I’m not sure the Phillies have handled him correctly. And I know his swing isn’t great but they could work with him. There’s still potential there. A change of organization could help him too. Who knows, it may be a chance to get a young impact bat for cheap if the Phillies are down on him.

  25. Jerkface June 12th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    The article doesn’t really say much, and he knocks a 7-4 w/l record for Darvish? For his first season in the majors he has the third most wins in baseball (tied with alot of people obviously).

    And he questions where Cespedes could play, which is true, but if the Yankees had forgone Andruw Jones they could have had him in the OF/DH rotation vs lefties and he would be playing full time by this point.

    The Yankees have yet to really address how the team is going to look in 2014, and some of the moves they could have made but didn’t would have affected how the team looks in 2014. Instead we got some 1 year deals.

  26. Tackelberry June 12th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    What would the Angels want for Peter Bourjous? Or the Nats for Roger Bernadina?

  27. blake June 12th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Brown seems like another guy Long might could do something with….good buy low candidate if the price is right.

  28. Ys Guy June 12th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    the yankees ‘missed out’ on johnny damon, too.

  29. Yankee Trader June 12th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I’m not endorsing Francouer or DeJesus, but at their relatively cheap contracts, and the fact they become FA’s at the end of next season, Cashman could trade virtually minor prospects, fill in RF and use the saved money elsewhere. And yes they’d be a downgrade from Swisher. This would hopefully allow them the possibility of addressing a corner OF position from within in 2014.

    Another option is to explore trading Granderson at seasons end for a young corner OF’er with a manageable contract, especially if Gardner can come back and play CF. This would make sense if they feel they can only target one of Cano or him for an extension.

    Could Granderson in some trade scenario, bring back Justin Upton?

    It appears more and more that teams with cash to burn and well under the LT limits, will be tying up their hitters.

  30. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Ys Guy June 12th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    the yankees ‘missed out’ on johnny damon, too.
    ————————————————————————
    please tell me that is sarcasm.

  31. Ys Guy June 12th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    at the time there were alot of people who called them cheap for signing raul instead…

  32. Yankee Trader June 12th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Blake-

    Currently Swisher and Cuddyer are making the same. If Swisher finishes in his walk year with a BA hovering near .250, and OB% not much higher than .310 with 25 homers and 80-90 RBI’s, with poor stats again vs lefties, how much more than 10M will he get?

  33. bruceb June 12th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Vlad released from his minor league contract with Jays as they have no room for him in the majors. Reckon he could still do a good job for someone at DH.

  34. tomingeorgia June 12th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Marlon Byrd released by the sox. Any use for him in the outfield at the minimum?

  35. Yankee Trader June 12th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    When all is said and done, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yankees just pick up Marlon Byrd in the next few days.

  36. GreenBeret7 June 12th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    blake June 12th, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    Brown seems like another guy Long might could do something with….good buy low candidate if the price is right.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Is Long the outfield coach, too?

  37. Yankee Trader June 12th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Tom-

    Thinking the same thing. Might be a slight upgrade over Wise, and if it’s just a matter of working with his swing, he was a solid hitter 2009-2010.

    Glad you are feeling better!

  38. Yank1 June 12th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    The thing is, can they even afford to sign him to a Cuddayer deal while still keeping the $160 million for Cano (which could be even more with Boras in the mix) and the $125 for Grandy?

    Plus do they re-sign Martin or Hughes?

  39. Yankee Trader June 12th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    GB-

    I guess Nova didn’t give us a fighting chance to guess who the first Yankee pitcher to get a hit this year in interleague play would be.

  40. tomingeorgia June 12th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    YT,
    Costs about 300K the rest of the year. Why not?

  41. Ys Guy June 12th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    pabe speaks for the “real fans”

    “The point is this: If Henry wants to press the plunger, there are plenty of pieces that can be moved and the real fans would be OK with watching a younger team steadily improve instead of watching an older team steadily calcify.

    The Red Sox can’t be about contrived sellout streaks, getting photos with the trophies and what used to be. They need to be about what is to come.”

  42. GreenBeret7 June 12th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    The Yankees said Mariano Rivera’s surgery went “as planned.” The ACL was repaired but the meniscus did not require any work.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    I guess the head trainer had a misdiagoniss

  43. Ys Guy June 12th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    didnt see this posted, sorry if i missed it:

    @MarianoRivera my surgery was a success, it went perfectly. I am looking forward to beginning my rehab soon. Thanks as always for your prayers.

  44. Ys Guy June 12th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    @RaysJoeMaddon Matsui is in there tonight. It’s his birthday. Sometimes you have to look beyond the stats and go with the birthday theory.

  45. GreenBeret7 June 12th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Yankee Trader June 12th, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    GB-

    I guess Nova didn’t give us a fighting chance to guess who the first Yankee pitcher to get a hit this year in interleague play would be.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Trader, I saw that. Thought that was a pretty crappy thing he did to not allow fans to guess who and when. With his lack of caring about the fans’ feelings, he goes down in my estimation. He could have waited until his next strt to get a hit.

  46. LGY June 12th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    but the meniscus did not require any work.

    ——–

    Good news! He should be able to start rehab right away.

  47. Yankee Trader June 12th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    “ankees (and former Phillies) outfielder Raul Ibanez homered Monday and has five homers and 29 RBIs in his past 35 games against the Braves. He’s hit .359 (14-for-39) with four homers and 14 RBIs in nine games against them since last July….”

    “he Yankees are 14-4 with a 2.82 ERA and 32 home runs in their past 18 games, including 7-1 with a freakin’ 1.63 ERA and 15 homers (40 runs) in their past eight games….”

    From David O’Brien in his Atlanta Journal article today:

    Actually his article touches more on why the Braves might not make a move for a potential FA like Dempster.

    http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-b.....-unlikely/

  48. Warning Track Power June 12th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Ibanez was a great signing. I’m so glad he is on the team.
    I think if Damon would have returned, Damon would not be producing at a high level
    like Ibanez has to date.
    Furthermore, Ibanez is the better outfielder between the 2 of them.

  49. tomingeorgia June 12th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    GB7,
    CC gets the first pitcher HR. Write it down.

  50. GreenBeret7 June 12th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Wade and Logan probably not available tonight. Soriano is only a maybe. Need a lot of innings from Sabathia and a big lead to turn over to Garcia and/or Phelps.

  51. GreenBeret7 June 12th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    tomingeorgia June 12th, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    GB7,
    CC gets the first pitcher HR. Write it down.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    You’re sticking with that, huh? Il’ll go with Hughes. It’s time for him to get one back.

  52. Yank1 June 12th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    “Wade and Logan probably not available tonight. Soriano is only a maybe. Need a lot of innings from Sabathia and a big lead to turn over to Garcia and/or Phelps.”

    They are facing a guy with a 7 ERA, they should.

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  54. disco stu June 12th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    “They are facing a guy with a 7 ERA, they should.”

    Which probably means it will be 3-2 Yankees entering the 8th inning.

  55. tomingeorgia June 12th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    GB7,
    CC thinks he can jam one over Labron. Probably could, too. Why not do it in the middle of the third?

  56. GreenBeret7 June 12th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    mingeorgia June 12th, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    GB7,
    CC thinks he can jam one over Labron. Probably could, too. Why not do it in the middle of the third?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    No big deal. I could jam one over Lebron James.

  57. tomingeorgia June 12th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    GB7,
    With your Number Four PT76. Hang a curve to CC, it’s outtahere!

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