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Adams behind schedule because of back injury

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 13, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Infield prospect David Adams, who missed most of two seasons with a persistent ankle injury, will be behind schedule when position players report to big league camp on Sunday.

The Daily News first reported the injury, and general manager Brian Cashman clarified on the phone that Adams will be in big league camp, but he won’t be cleared for full activity during early full-squad workouts.

“He’s rehabbing currently some back issues,” Cashman said. “So he’ll start behind in big league camp.”

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55 Responses to “Adams behind schedule because of back injury”

  1. blake February 13th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: #Dodgers’ Greinke on Felix’s deal: “He’s worth it. He’s a better pitcher than I am.” Felix $25M avg over 7 yrs., Greinke $24.5M avg over 6.

  2. blake February 13th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    @BizballMaury: The #Dodgers projected player payroll is $230 million for upcoming season. That’s $52M over the $178 million Luxury Tax threshold for 2013.

  3. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    It probably makes more sense to set money on fire.

  4. blake February 13th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    @FakePeteGammons: What do I want for Valentine’s Day? For @JacobyEllsbury to stop pretending we’re not soulmates & maybe a Heath bar. This is Peter Gammons.

  5. blake February 13th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    G Love should win some kind of award for his fake Gammons twitter account

  6. kd February 13th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    that fake gammons account is the best thing on twitter. the guy in the office next to mine has asked me on multiple occasions why i laugh out loud in the middle of the day

    there was one tweet about gammons, papi, and pedro in a hot tub that was pure gold

  7. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    blake February 13th, 2013 at 6:43 pm
    G Love should win some kind of award for his fake Gammons twitter account
    _____
    Fake Pete Gammons for the fake J.G. Taylor Spink Award! :)

  8. CompassRosy February 13th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Ryan Divish ?@RyanDivish
    #Mariners RHP Shawn Kelley has been traded to the Yankees for minor league OF Abraham Almonte … here’s BR page http://bit.ly/11HoEZL

  9. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I have a feeling fake Peter Gammons might win a pre-season superlative award (I’ve been considering this for a while, I think we also need superlatives for after the off-season to reward us for surviving).

  10. Nick in SF February 13th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    G. Love,

    I don’t know anything about Times New Viking either, aside from having heard of them and knowing they’re an indie band. On principle, I’m in favor of bands using fonts as names. This may be because I enjoyed the Helvetica documentary so much.

    But I just got my Japanese import of the new Yo La Tengo album with BONUS TRACKS and one of them is a cover of the Times New Viking song “Move to California” and it’s so great I’m obsessing over it. So I’m kind of curious about TNV’s other stuff now.

  11. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Assuming that means Eppley is a goner. Gonna option Eppley for this year and use Kelley in his place. Kelley is a decent reliever under control for 3 years. Fastball slider guy. I’m wary of a guy who puts up 1 HR/9 in safeco moving to NYS as a righty, and his batting against splits are not great.

    Home: .190 .217 .304 .521
    Away: .315 .388 .494 .883

    He is a huge flyball guy, which is a bit worrisome. But abe almonte is a nobody for the Yankees

  12. Chip February 13th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Yes by all means Brian, trade a 23 year old outfielder who finally showed his potential last year for a 28 year old craptastic relief pitcher who will likely spend the entire season in Scranton. I realize that he likes pitchers, but does the man realize that you also need position players and this organization is dreadfully thin at outfield in the upper minors?

  13. Chip February 13th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Jerkface -

    Eppley was a goner before this move. With a healthy Aardsma and Joba the pen was likely going to be:

    RHP – Joba, Mariano, Robertson, Phelps, Aardsma
    LHP – Logan, Rapada (until Cabral comes back)

    So who in that group is Kelly beating out?

  14. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Yes by all means Brian, trade a 23 year old outfielder who finally showed his potential last year

    Are you thinking of Zoilo Almonte? Abe Almonte didn’t really do much last year. You’re right that I forgot about Aardsma, so Eppley was going to get optioned regardless. Maybe they won’t carry Phelps in the pen? I want him to get innings anyways

  15. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Abe Almonte isn’t even on the 40 man, so they’re going to have to drop someone. I guess that means Eppley is going to be gone for good? Weird trade.

    I think Kelley may have 1 option left.

  16. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    @Buster_ESPN

    Kelley has a minor league option left, so he’ll give the Yankees some flexibility and could be the yo-yo guy.

    So they picked up a guy who will essentially be stashed in AAA but have to clear a 40 man spot to do so?

  17. Chip February 13th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    JF -

    I think both Almonte’s have potential. Abe’s a switch hitter with leadoff potential who just needs to stay healthy.

    Even if they don’t carry Phelps I think they’ll want a long man in that spot, that’s not Eppley or Kelley.

    If they use Eppley to go out and get a better RH OF option than Juan Rivera or Matt Diaz (Justin Maxwell?) then fine. I’m not saying that Maxwell’s a top flight guy or anything; but I would rather see him defensively than Rivera or Diaz.

  18. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Maybe they can start 60-day DLing people now, which would explain why they would trade for someone that requires a 40 man roster spot.

  19. Chip February 13th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Kelley has a minor league option left, so he’ll give the Yankees some flexibility and could be the yo-yo guy.

    So they picked up a guy who will essentially be stashed in AAA but have to clear a 40 man spot to do so?
    ———————-

    Can they put either Alex or Cabral on the 60 day DL yet?

    All in all this makes absolutely no sense.

    Watch, they’ll compound the stupidity by DFAing either Zolio Almonte or Melky Mesa.

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    blake, you’re right, GLove should win some award for this stuff:

    @FakePeteGammons: What do I want for Valentine’s Day? For @JacobyEllsbury to stop pretending we’re not soulmates & maybe a Heath bar. This is Peter Gammons.

    The more outlandish it is, the more it rings true re real Gammons’ gushing ways over the Sux.

    My favorite fakeGammons was about Theo having the charts to prove Ellsbury is the best CF in baseball. Classic.
    ///

    And I L’d MAO skimming today upon seeing Randy’s “Andy on line at Ben & Jerry’s.”

    best line: “karamel sutra is out of the question: too unchristian sounding.”

    And of course, I’m partial to the last line, as well :)
    ///

    Keep it comin’ guys.

  21. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    You can put guys on the 60 day during spring training, but I don’t know if thats from pitchers & catchers or actual games begin or what. Couldn’t find it in the CBA.

  22. Shame Spencer February 13th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Watch, they’ll compound the stupidity by DFAing either Zolio Almonte or Melky Mesa.

    ———————-

    Ahahahaha..

    Yeah, probably!!

  23. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Chip,

    I can’t imagine Eppley would get you anything. If everyone else is healthy I don’t think Eppley would have made the team before the trade. Of course, that also leaves Kelley at AAA. He does strike people out. We don’t know what we have in Aardsma. He’s better insurance than Eppley, and Almontes never was going to get a chance before his expiration stickers runs out.

  24. blake February 13th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    @keithlaw: Nice pickup. “@mlbtraderumors: Yankees Acquire Shawn Kelley http://t.co/8yBcvgPt #mlb”

  25. austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I didn’t see Randy’s line earlier. That is funny.

  26. blake February 13th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Cashman and Jack Z must be like BFFs or something….

  27. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    “Cashman and Jack Z must be like BFFs or something….”

    That friendship is only helping of them.

  28. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    *one of*

  29. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    austimac, go back and read the whole thing. It’s hilarious.

    Crap, we traded Honest Abe??

  30. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I know nothing about Shawn Kelley, but I am very sorry to see Abe leave. If he can stay healthy, maybe he’ll actually get a shot to play elsewhere. God knows we prefer over the hill vets. Good luck, Abe; it was fun watching you play.

  31. blake February 13th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    @keithlaw: Org player. “@all4ms: @keithlaw What’s the scouting report on Almonte?”

    Potentially useful reliever for a spare part is good

  32. blake February 13th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Kelly was probably aquired to trade from another Chris Stewart

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    “Cashman and Jack Z must be like BFFs or something….”

    That friendship is only helping of them.
    ///

    We traded him to f****** Seattle???! Can we just swap GMs??

  34. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    How about swapping catchers? :mrgreen:

  35. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Abe’s issue has been health, not ability. Crap. I guess he was too close to the majors. We all know what happens to prospects that get too close…. they must be traded away.

  36. Chip February 13th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    austinmac February 13th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Chip,

    I can’t imagine Eppley would get you anything. If everyone else is healthy I don’t think Eppley would have made the team before the trade. Of course, that also leaves Kelley at AAA. He does strike people out. We don’t know what we have in Aardsma. He’s better insurance than Eppley, and Almontes never was going to get a chance before his expiration stickers runs out.
    ——————

    I agree that I don’t think Eppley gets you much – but I do think a team would deal an out of options 4th outfielder type for him.

    Someone like Maxwell or Drew Stubbs or Chris Denofria

  37. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    How about swapping catchers? :mrgreen:
    ///
    touche, madam.

  38. Rich in NJ February 13th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    “We traded him to f****** Seattle???! Can we just swap GMs??”

    I don’t want Jack Z. either, and since he would be new, any looming accountability moment would likely be further down the road.

    I have no idea whether or not Almonte will become even a decent ML, but the focus should have been on adding hitters since the 2011 offseason, but instead all they do is lose them (to this point).

  39. Pat M. February 13th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Smelling an upset tonight in Durhum. Threw 50 down to win 245 . Tin Cup, ran into Steve Yeager a few weeks ago. Two things he had to say that left an imprint. In 81, once Nettles went down the Dodgers felt they could come back and win the Series. The other was Reggie’s 3rd dinger in Game 6. The sound of the ball off the bat and then how the ball disappeared into the night was something he’ll never forget. Also mentioned that he knew that Reg was all over Charlie’s floater as it just hung there as if the ball was on a string…..

  40. Chip February 13th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    blake February 13th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    @keithlaw: Org player. “@all4ms: @keithlaw What’s the scouting report on Almonte?”

    Potentially useful reliever for a spare part is good
    —————-

    In a vacuum maybe. But the Yankees have a ton of RH relief options and almost no outfielders in the high minors. Factor in that the Yankees now have to remove someone from the 40 (essentially making this a 2 for 1 deal) and that Kelley is a fly ball pitcher going to a homer friendly park and no…this is not good. Not unless the Yankees are able to move Eppley and/or another pitcher on the 40 for something useful.

  41. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I don’t think Abe Almonte is the guy to get up in arms about. There are more than a couple young OFers ahead of him on the depth chart.

  42. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    @YankeesPR

    Yankees acquire RHP Shawn Kelley from Seattle for minor league OF Abraham Almonte. To make room on 40-man roster, A-Rod moved to 60-day D.L.

  43. Jerkface February 13th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    See, it all worked out

  44. jacksquat February 13th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Shawn Kelley 2012 Catcher Splits:

    (catcher): so/bb ba ops

    Jaso: 5.00 .269 .747

    Montero: 6.67 .219 .641

    Olivo: 1.82 .282 .764

    Oh no! ;)

  45. Chip February 13th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Rich,

    I have no problem with adding pitchers. But adding a pitcher who won’t beat out the guys you already have, is no better really than Eppley and requires you to remove another guy from your 40 man roster makes no sense.

    Even if the guy they remove from the 40 is Eppley, who also wasn’t going to make the roster, by DFA’ing him you eliminate all trade value from him.

    This team needs to make a 2 for 1 or 3 for 1 deal to open up 40 man roster spots. They’ll get 3 with Pineda, Cabral and Alex, but that’s still not enough.

  46. blake February 13th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Go heels … Beat Dook

  47. CompassRosy February 13th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Larry Stone ?@StoneLarry
    With Kelley and David Aardsma, Yankees re-assembling 2010 Mariners’ bullpen

    ====

    Jason A. Churchill ?@ProspectInsider
    Scout tells me Almonte is a “good little player” but would be surprised if he spent much time in majors, if at all.

    ====

    Geoff Baker ?@gbakermariners
    Note that Almonte, 23, is not considered a top prospect, just fills a depth need for Mariners in their minor league system.

  48. Pat M. February 13th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Blake….Congrats !!!!

  49. blake February 13th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks pat m

  50. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    have no idea whether or not Almonte will become even a decent ML, but the focus should have been on adding hitters since the 2011 offseason, but instead all they do is lose them (to this point).
    ///

    Almonte is a switch hitting CF who plays really good defense, has a nice left-handed swing and can steal bases. To me, he’s a more talented version of Brett Gardner. But he can never seem to stay healthy.

  51. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    We don’t need another RHRP and Abe is the most ready of the OF’s, the most versatile, can hit both righties and lefties unlike the other options and provides the best D. He’s a CF, not a COF, and unlike Mesa can hit breaking balls. He doesn’t have the pop of the others, but he’s a better utility option/injury call-up. Gardner had better stay healthy…

  52. blake February 13th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    @eboland11: That the just-acquired Kelley needs shoulder surgery will be announced tomorrow. #butseriouslyfolks

  53. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Yankeefem, haven’t seen much of Abe right-handed but I like his stroke from the left side. He also has something else: baseball sense. He’d be a nice option to have around.

  54. J. Alfred Prufrock February 13th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Abe Almonte wasn’t on the 40-man and they exposed him already and he made it through.

    He doesn’t need to become a star to make this an unfortunate departure. I mean, we couldn’t have used another young player who can switch hit, play small ball, steal a ton of bases, and who can play a very good CF. No, of course not.

  55. yankeefeminista February 13th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    They rule 5′d him. He’s not hairy enough, and he is not on the 40 man. And he’ll likely get hurt again… but as a call up, he is a better OF utility player on both sides of the ball for than anyone else we have available right now.

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