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Injury updates: Teixeira, Jeter, Rapada, Hughes, Logan and Robertson

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 07, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few injury updates from Yankees camp.

Mark Teixeira
During a conference call this afternoon, Teixeira explained that his tendon is not torn or out of place, either of which would likely require surgery. “Anyone who’s familiar with this injury, if it completely tears, then the tendon is unstable and you have to have surgery,” Teixeira said. “It didn’t completely tear. It was just a strain, and the tendon is fine. It’s just a matter of letting that thing heal.”

Derek Jeter
Today, the captain went back to North Carolina for a “routine and scheduled visit” to see Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed his ankle surgery. Jeter will be back in Yankees camp tomorrow, but there’s still no exact date on when he’ll play in a game. “It went great,” Girardi said. “He was cleared by the doctor, and he can resume all activities.”

Clay Rapada
Put a second lefty on the injured list. Rapada has bursitis in his left shoulder and won’t throw for seven to 10 days.

Phil Hughes
According to the Associated Press back in Tampa, Hughes went through his regular throwing motion and made 15 pitches from 60 feet on flat ground.

Boone Logan
Also from the AP in Tampa, he resumed throwing after feeling some discomfort in his elbow. Logan made 38 throws from 60 feet.

Dave Robertson
One last note from the Associated Press, Robertson played catch today. It’s a small thing, but a good sign for a guy who was dealing with some stiffness in his shoulder.

 
 

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54 Responses to “Injury updates: Teixeira, Jeter, Rapada, Hughes, Logan and Robertson”

  1. G. Love March 7th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    On the plus side Youk looks clean shaven, well moisturized and fit as a fiddle!

    So we have that…

  2. mick March 7th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    G Love

    I would play Youk at 1st.

  3. Patrick March 7th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    On the plus side Youk looks clean shaven, well moisturized and fit as a fiddle!

    So we have that…

    Thanks for the update on Youk’s skin, definitely something I want to be thinking about

  4. G. Love March 7th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    mick,

    Me too, I think.

    That said, I’ve been looking at numbers and Dan Johnson is pretty decent vs. RHP. He also seems to BB as much as he K’s which I always like in a hitter.

    If he can field his position better, you can let him start at 1b vs. RHP and let Youk play 3b.

    Then vs. LHP go with Youk at 1b and hopefully a guy like Musteillier at 3b if Girardi and Cashman will allow him the chance.

    That being said, if Johnson can’t field at 1b I would just go with Youk unless something good becomes available at 1b via cutdowns. There are bubble guys on teams who probably won’t make them by spring’s end.

    It really becomes what corner the Yankees can find the most bang for their buck out of right now and then move Youk appropriately.

  5. Yankee Trader March 7th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Bautista didn’t tear his tendon sheath either and elected surgery after calling Sam Fuld who had the same injury and had a failed trial of weeks of rest and rehab before finally getting surgery.

    If Tex isn’t 100% after rehab he’ ll have surgery and his 2013 season is over.

  6. pat March 7th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    JonHeymanCBS
    Carl Crawford told @DKnobler the boston media was “the worst thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.” #strongwords

  7. Rich in NJ March 7th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    “On the plus side Youk looks clean shaven, well moisturized and fit as a fiddle!”

    I saw him on TV and had no idea who it was.

  8. G. Love March 7th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Put me on the side of the fence that thinks there is very little chance Tex will be back in the lineup before July 1 the soonest.

    The Yankees need a strategy to replace him. Even Tex admitted today he has no idea how long this can take since if he feels a twinge of pain they will shut him down again.

    Maybe this Morneau thing grows legs. Who knows. I just think when the Yankees and Twins get to the table together, they never agree on anything in trades historically.

  9. blake March 7th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    “Put me on the side of the fence that thinks there is very little chance Tex will be back in the lineup before July 1 the soonest.”

    I think he may be back before then….will he be productive before then though? That’s the question

  10. blake March 7th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Crawford can say whatever he wants but if he had it to do over he’d be wise to make the same decision as nobody else was giving him that contract and his grandkids grand kids are set up for life now…., plus he’s in LA now anyway after only 2 years

  11. tomingeorgia March 7th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    mick March 7th, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    As Mister mick says, why not?
    ===============
    mr tom…only if he earns it.

    blake March 7th, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    If Musty can play 3B then they kinda have to take him.

    4th outfielder, RH DH, third baseman when needed, hits and runs. What’s not to like. I’ve heard it said he can play first, too. Welcome, Ronnier.

  12. UnKnown March 7th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Musty reminds me of Charlie Hayes.

    I would take that out of him for sure.

  13. mick March 7th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    mr tom…no doubt.
    ronnier will a most valuable yankee if he an pick it at 3rd.
    i wouldn’t take a chance on hurting him in the OF.
    let mesa or almonte have a chance.
    they were running today.
    rumble young man rumble!

  14. G. Love March 7th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Keep your Musty thoughts under the radar. If Girardi/Cashman get a load of them they’ll name Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz and Dan Johnson opening day starters just to crush your hopes.

  15. blake March 7th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I want musty to win a job also so maybe he will get to see his kid ….

  16. blake March 7th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    G. Love says:
    March 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    Keep your Musty thoughts under the radar. If Girardi/Cashman get a load of them they’ll name Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz and Dan Johnson opening day starters just to crush your hopes.

    Oh I’m clearly expecting the grizzled vets to win

  17. Rich in NJ March 7th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I think Tex will be back, but I question whether or not he will eventually need the surgery.

  18. blake March 7th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    @FakePeteGammons: Outside of the subtle racism & questioning his work ethic, I really don’t see Carl Crawford’s problem w/#RedSox media? This is Peter Gammons

  19. G. Love March 7th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    blake – I really thought that one was a winner. Surprised it’s not getting retweets.

  20. blake March 7th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Yea that was good one and factual actually

  21. austinmac March 7th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I didn’t see the game, of course, but Almonte sounded like he confirmed JAP’s assessment of his defense.

    If Heathcott is ready to play, it would be interesting if they started him. So far the other outfield candidates have been iffy.

    I am now, after a one game incredibly short assessment based on the radio discussion of the game, penciling in Mustelier as the 3B.

  22. Jerkface March 7th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I am now, after a one game incredibly short assessment based on the radio discussion of the game, penciling in Mustelier as the 3B.

    Thats the spirit! What better way to use a 28 year old cuban defector that has hit like .350 in the minors? What more does he have to prove?! All he need is an opportunity… and if the Yankees don’t consider this an opportunity then I shudder to think what they would!

  23. Rich in NJ March 7th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    If the lineup turned out to be some combination of:

    Gardner
    Jeter
    Cano
    Youkilis
    Hafner
    Ichiro
    Heathcott
    Mustelier
    Cervelli

    This could turn out to be a lot more fun that it looked like it would be a month ago. They may or may not win as much, but it would be pretty interesting to watch, at least to me.

  24. tomingeorgia March 7th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Mustelier is a 28-year-old man who’s been playing professionally (including the Cuban National Team) for nearly a dozen years. He’s hit everywhere he’s been. He’s smack in his prime. He’s looked OK in the outfield, and if accounts of his play today at 3rd can be believed, and if he can repeat them over the next couple of weeks, bring him North.

  25. blake March 7th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Rivera an Diaz can’t play anything….if Musty can be passable at 3B and RF and 1B then they gotta seriously consider him….,he can hit

  26. tomingeorgia March 7th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Plus, he’s cheap. I like watching him.

  27. Doreen March 7th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I cast a vote for RRRRRRonier Mustelierrrrrrr!

  28. Giuseppe Franco March 7th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Rich in NJ March 7th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I saw him on TV and had no idea who it was.

    —–

    Ditto.

    If Youkilis walked up to me, stuck out his hand, and said he plays for the New York Yankees….I wouldn’t believe him.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 7th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I just read about Mo’s retirement, and all I could do was cry. Even though we saw it coming, the reality is searing.

    :(

  30. Doreen March 7th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Seriously, I think the Yankees are going to surprise us with their choices this spring. (Maybe it’s just wishful thinking?)

    I think a guy like Mustelier can make himself stand out. He is young, he is tough, he can play multiple positions, he can hit.

    I think you wait and see who the next series of cuts include. I think you watch to see who gets to play 3rd base the next few games.

    Because, frankly, “Musty” had a few chances today at third and apparently didn’t make it look like he never played baseball before. They’ve GOT TO give him a few more looks. Then Youk can play 1st.

  31. Rich in NJ March 7th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Given his age, if Mustelier isn’t in the big leagues very soon, and probably never will be.

  32. tomingeorgia March 7th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Rich,
    He deserves a chance. I have good feelings about him. He’s a ballplayer, hard nosed and good.

  33. Rich in NJ March 7th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Yeah, me too, tom.

    It’s time to trust some younger guys over guys that have been discarded by other teams.

  34. austinmac March 7th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    “Didn’t make it look like he never played baseball before.” Our new standard, but it is what it is.

    Give me someone to hope for Yankees. If Heathcott could hit .260 and not hurt himself and others, he would be valuable. He could jack a few, me the kid can really run.

  35. austinmac March 7th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    And the kid can run.

  36. blake March 7th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Opening day vs Lestah

    Gardner CF
    Nunez DH
    Jeter SS
    Cano 2B
    Youk 1B
    Cervelli C
    Musty 3B
    Almonte RF
    Ichiro LF

    Man that was hard

  37. Doreen March 7th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    austinmac -

    The last few guys to play third have been beyond painful to watch. I understand that they’re moving people around and trying people out, but really, all these guys have ever done all their lives is play baseball. How hard is it to throw a ball when that’s what you do for a living?????

    (I have never played baseball beyond some neighborhood games when I was much much younger; I realize it is harder than it looks. I just think that people who do things for a living should be better and at this stage of their lives, nerves are not an excuse.)

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 7th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    “If you hear that from me, that will be confirmed,” a visibly irritated Rivera told The Post. “It’s only a rumor until I talk.”

    A glimmer of hope?

  39. grouchonyy March 7th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I was at the game today, sitting right near third base. I watched mustellier closely. He is surprisingly agile at third,with a strong accurate arm. I was very impressed.
    JR Murphy was the other player to stand out. He has a real live bat.

  40. blake March 7th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Mac,

    If love to see them give Heathcott a shot butninthink that’s a real long shot even though Cash hasn’t dismissed it…..he’s exciting to watch but he really needs to stay healthy and get some ABs above A ball….physically he’s probably ready but mentally I’m not sure

  41. blake March 7th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    It’s unanimous …..Musty for 3B

  42. tomingeorgia March 7th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    grouchonyy March 7th, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    I was at the game today, sitting right near third base. I watched mustellier closely. He is surprisingly agile at third,with a strong accurate arm. I was very impressed.
    JR Murphy was the other player to stand out. He has a real live bat
    ———
    That’s what I was hoping to hear. Going tomorrow?

  43. Doreen March 7th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Trisha, I don’t think he’s going to have a press conference to announce he’s NOT going to retire. ;)

    But there may be nuances to what he wants to say, and it’s almost like we’re reading obituaries today, isn’t it?

  44. Doreen March 7th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    blake -

    If only! LOL

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 7th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Doreen, it is. It takes a lot to take the spring out of my step. Reading that did it. I feel like bits of my heart are breaking and I’m about to lose something so important to my life.

    Having Mo as “ours” feels almost as important as breathing.

  46. tomingeorgia March 7th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    trisha,
    Buck up, girl. I understand the emotion, but there are good things to come. We’ve been blessed for all these years. Be grateful.

  47. Doreen March 7th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Trisha -

    Mo, Jeter, and even Andy, are like anchors, and a link to something incredibly special. Once their gone, it really is not only a new chapter, but an entirely new book. :(

  48. Doreen March 7th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    they’re, not their. Sorry. I hate when I do that!!!

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 7th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Doreen – :(

    tom – it’s not that I’m not grateful. I’m eternally grateful. But I am so so sad.

    :(

  50. mick March 7th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    “If you hear that from me, that will be confirmed,” a visibly irritated Rivera told The Post. “It’s only a rumor until I talk.”

    A glimmer of hope?
    ===============================
    This is an annual ritual with Mo.
    Remember last year. He likes to tease.
    Somehow this might have leaked out and maybe Mo will just say “maybe” this is his last season.
    Maybe not.

  51. mick March 7th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    they’re, not their. Sorry. I hate when I do that!!!
    =============================
    There there Doreen.
    What’s wrong with the wrong usage of the their word.
    Austinmac used to have that problem till I straightened him out.

  52. tomingeorgia March 7th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    They’re. they’re, nick. And here, here!

  53. grouchonyy March 7th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    To Tomingeorgia:
    I will be at tomorrow’s game. If there’s anything noteworthy, I’ll chime in

  54. Vineyard Yankee March 7th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Vineyard Yankee March 7th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Trisha, if you please:

    Can you put me down for 86 please……..TIA


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