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Boesch reportedly scratched with a sore rib cage

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 22, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

According to Evan Drellich in Fort Myers, Yankees outfielder Brennan Boesch has been scratched from today’s lineup because of soreness in his left rib cage. I’m not with the team today because I stayed behind in Tampa to see Derek Jeter’s workout and Phil Hughes’ minor league game.

Boesch was certainly expected to play today, listed as the Yankees starting right fielder and No. 2 hitter.

As for Jeter, he just finished a rather routine workout. He took batting practice and fielded ground balls but did not run the bases. He said he understands the Yankees idea about keeping him in minor league games for the rest of spring training, but he seems determined to change that plan by proving he’s healthy enough to play.

“I understand it, but I also know plans change sometimes,” Jeter said. “… When I’m ready to play, I’ll play here (on the major league field). I’ll play anywhere when I’m ready to play. It’s a day-to-day thing. Today was here. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.”

 
 

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31 Responses to “Boesch reportedly scratched with a sore rib cage”

  1. blake March 22nd, 2013 at 11:40 am

    “I don’t need the Yankees to commit to Mustelier for multiple years. Just give him a shot to become that guy.”

    I think they should give him a shot now…..but also don’t think they should plan like he’s going to be a long term solution at 3B

  2. jacksquat March 22nd, 2013 at 11:40 am

    yankeefeminista March 22nd, 2013 at 11:21 am
    Problem is that likely once again to start the season there will be no kids in the mix. That has been part of the problem. Inability to keep the kids that would help us, and lack of trust or lack of belief in the current mlb-ready talent. We didn’t have to be in this place. It is not about emptying the coffers (Lohud fallacy); it is about making smart cost-effective decisions when you have the chance to. We are learning on the job, and it ain’t pretty.

    Nunez and Cervelli? Who else is ready aside from Mustelier? Mesa needs to practice hitting the ball more. Adams is injured.

  3. blake March 22nd, 2013 at 11:41 am

    big hairy rib cage injury

  4. Jerkface March 22nd, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I think they should give him a shot now…..but also don’t think they should plan like he’s going to be a long term solution at 3B

    But I don’t know what this means, Blake. Its not the offseason, there is no one better walking in that door. Let him play this season then evaluate. He isn’t blocking anyone. The Yankees have no one. What could the Yankees do right now that would act like they are planning for musty to be a long term solution?

  5. blake March 22nd, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1 7m
    3UP http://nyp.st/ZZBr31 my guess at #Yankees #Pirates trade, thoughts on Jeter, Wright #Mets

    Sherman proposing trading Aardsma for Gaby Sanchez? why would anybody give up anything for Aardsma the way he’s looked…..I’m not even sure he should make the team

  6. Jerkface March 22nd, 2013 at 11:46 am

    The Yankees are joint owners of Legends Hospitality, which just got a contract worth 875/15 to run the top of the WTC. That is money that is not subject to MLB’s revenue sharing but IS going into Hal’s pocket. Same with the YES networks revenue.

  7. yankeefeminista March 22nd, 2013 at 11:48 am

    JS, that is the point, we don’t really have any elite young mlb-ready players because we have not retained ours nor have we moved players late in contracts to replenish/get more cost controlled. It isn’t a great way to field your best team either financially or talent-wise.

  8. bruceb March 22nd, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Another injury? What a surprise. Yanks would have been in better shape if they had just cancelled Spring Training. Haven’t watched much of it but if last night’s game with the Twins is indicative of what’s been going on, it’s going to be a long and futile season.

  9. DONNYBROOK March 22nd, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Gaby Sanchez is already a knock-around jouneyman. Maybe the Pirates figure he is Not gonna make their 25 Man?
    Another day, another Yankee scratched. Man bites dog this ain’t.
    Jeet basically saying he will play Anywhere when he feels up to it. I like the defiance.

  10. astrocityfan March 22nd, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Gaby Sanchez? really? if they make a move i want them going for someone like Olt. Give Phelps a turn in the rotation and then see if the rangers bite. I did not like the quote from girardi in the last post about Nuno being a relief candidate. I want to see what he can do as a starter and he needs innings. They have plenty of relief pitchers.

  11. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 22nd, 2013 at 11:58 am

    “The Yankees are joint owners of Legends Hospitality, which just got a contract worth 875/15 to run the top of the WTC. That is money that is not subject to MLB’s revenue sharing but IS going into Hal’s pocket. Same with the YES networks revenue.”

    And perhaps before it hits Hal’s pocket directly to the Stadium debt?

  12. RadioKev March 22nd, 2013 at 11:58 am

    These old players keep getting injured!

  13. DONNYBROOK March 22nd, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Can you imagine Stick Michael trading for a player like Gaby Sanchez? NOPE

  14. jacksquat March 22nd, 2013 at 11:59 am

    yankeefeminista March 22nd, 2013 at 11:48 am
    JS, that is the point, we don’t really have any elite young mlb-ready players because we have not retained ours nor have we moved players late in contracts to replenish/get more cost controlled. It isn’t a great way to field your best team either financially or talent-wise.

    Well don’t worry, Cashman said yesterday that now he’s only trading crappy players. :D

  15. jacksquat March 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    The old guys already got injured (Arod, Jeter), now the relatively young guys can’t stay healthy…

  16. blake March 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    “But I don’t know what this means, Blake. Its not the offseason, there is no one better walking in that door”

    I’m saying they should look….that’s all…..like if they can make a deal for Olt or somebody like that then they should be considering that. I agree with you that they should let him play now…….and see what happens…..but that shouldn’t stop them from looking

  17. blake March 22nd, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    with all these Cubans exceeding expectations and making the jump to the big leagues then we need to give ours a shot…I agree there……just saying that they need to keep kicking all tires to find young bats and especially ones at postions they are thin at

  18. MTU March 22nd, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I’m w. JF.

    Give Mustelier the shot he’s earned and go from there.

    If they must have Rivera use him for the rt-handed platoon in the OF, to spell Youk at 1st, or to DH against lefties.

    Otherwise he can ride the pine. He is simply not all that important.

    I want to see the young guy who has earned it get a chance. Maybe we all get a positive surprise ?

    ;)

  19. Jerkface March 22nd, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    And perhaps before it hits Hal’s pocket directly to the Stadium debt?

    They have annual repayments of the stadium bonds of like 50 million, which can be deducted off their revenue sharing like a tax deduction, so probably not. They also pay 1 dollar in rent.

  20. DONNYBROOK March 22nd, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Hard to imagine a Yankee lineup with Boesch and Gaby Sanchez in it. Rag-Tag

  21. Jerkface March 22nd, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Oh and the bonds the Yankees pay for the stadium reduce their tax burden to New York as well.

  22. MTU March 22nd, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Fine Blake but let’s see what we’ve got 1st.

    So I guess we are in agreement then.

    ;)

  23. blake March 22nd, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    yea I agree they should see what Musty can do either way..

  24. Tackelberry March 22nd, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    blake March 22nd, 2013 at 11:45 am
    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1 7m
    3UP http://nyp.st/ZZBr31 my guess at #Yankees #Pirates trade, thoughts on Jeter, Wright #Mets

    Sherman proposing trading Aardsma for Gaby Sanchez? why would anybody give up anything for Aardsma the way he’s looked…..I’m not even sure he should make the team

    __________________________________________

    Last couple of outings Aardsma has looked alot better. Had a pretty strong inning last night. Believe he is coming around. Much rather have Garrett Jones than Sanchez, but the Pirates seem unwilling to give him up

  25. Doreen March 22nd, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    jerkface, then it just has to be the principle of the thing. Or something not in general knowledge.

    I know it’s something the Yankees have NEVER liked having to pay.

  26. Bronx Jeers March 22nd, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    The Yankees are joint owners of Legends Hospitality, which just got a contract worth 875/15 to run the top of the WTC. That is money that is not subject to MLB’s revenue sharing but IS going into Hal’s pocket. Same with the YES networks revenue.

    ——————-

    I believe Legends is paying the $875MM, not receiving it.

    How long till we see “Official Original WTC Dust” being sold? Authenticated by Steiner of course.

  27. Jerkface March 22nd, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I believe Legends is paying the $875MM, not receiving it.

    How long till we see “Official Original WTC Dust” being sold? Authenticated by Steiner of course.

    Thats true, woops, but I read that Legends expects 70 million annual from the venture. So not as much as I thought when considering the lease. ~15 to 20 million in profit.

  28. Against All Odds March 22nd, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Even the reinforcements are getting hurt…you can’t make this up

  29. austinmac March 22nd, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Rib cage injuries are another one that can heal quickly or last for quite a while. This may give Mesa a shot if Boesch is out awhile. Or maybe Rivera will go to right and Musty will play third.

    I am for anything other than more unproductive players added thereby eliminating any chance we actually see someone who just might improve if give a chance.

  30. Duh Innings II March 22nd, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    LOL @ all you people clamoring for Mustelier to play 3B looooong after I was.

    Mustelier is a total low-risk, high-reward player and he should be given a shot at 3B.

    I could care less how many HR and RBI he posts as long as he gives the Yanks at least .270 BA and .340 OBP.

  31. J. Alfred Prufrock March 22nd, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Bronx Jeers,

    It didn’t take long for the NYC street vendors to load up on WTC “memorabilia” – I mean, like the same week, they were lining the sidewalks. You just shake your head.


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