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Nunez: “I felt pain all over my arm”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 05, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Eduardo Nunez is day-to-day, but likely unavailable tomorrow, after being hit by a pitch in the right biceps. X-rays were negative, but Nunez said he initially thought the arm was broken. That wouldn’t have been surprising considering his reaction.

“I felt pain all over my arm,” Nunez said.

The fastball hit the top of the muscle, where there’s less meat, which likely made it less painful. On a replay it seemed the ball might have hit Nunez in the chest first, but he said it was a straight shot to the arm. He said he actually wished it hit his chest, because it could have stayed in the game that way.

“You can’t lose everybody,” manager Joe Girardi said. “I don’t think we’ve lost Nuney for a (long time). He’s got a bruise. We’ll get him back, I think, fairly quickly. We’re fortunate it wasn’t more than that. We can’t have too many guys go down, that’s for sure.”

A few quick roster/injury notes…

• Despite expecting to have Nunez out of the mix tomorrow, Girardi said he does not expect to add an infielder. “I would use Cervy as an extra infielder, that’s what I would do,” Girardi said.

• Shawn Kelley threw 43 pitches today, which means he’s probably not available tomorrow. Adam Warren is also likely unavailable after giving multiple innings on Wednesday. The Yankees bullpen will be extremely thin for tomorrow’s David Phelps start. “We’ll take a look at it,” Girardi said, indicating it’s at least possible the Yankees will make a move to add a fresh arm.

• Hiroki Kuroda said there’s no real doubt in his mind that he’ll be able to make Monday’s scheduled start. He still feels some discomfort after being hit by that comebacker on Wednesday, but Kuroda said his bullpen ultimately went pretty well this morning. “It’s been two days only, so I wouldn’t say I’m 100 percent,” Kuroda said. “But it went well, actually. … For me, I’m going to make that start.”

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39 Responses to “Nunez: “I felt pain all over my arm””

  1. Hassey April 5th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Andy starts game 162 at Houston, Mo saves it and then they both walk home after the game arm-in-arm…Mo with 5 putouts in CF that day also

  2. blake April 5th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Glad he’s ok…

    Randy,

    We aren there yet….but if they just plain aren’t good enough then Id welcome tearing it down in July and starting the rebuild for 2014 over some ill fated attempt to scratch out a WC or something…..I would suck for Rivera but they need to take a long look in be mirror around June and ask themselves truthfully if they are good enough this year…..if the answer is no then get some value for guys you won’t keep.

    Tom,

    I’ll just be down for Fridays round…I’ve never been actually so I’m super excited

  3. mick April 5th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Does anybody know where I might be able to get help for what looks like its coming?
    It’s been 18 years or so since I had to endure what when on in the 80?s and 1/2 the 90?s…
    The 60?s I don’t remember.

  4. Shame Spencer April 5th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    If they’re still floundering by the ASB, I say call up everyone from AA and see what happens.

  5. blake April 5th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    April 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    If they’re still floundering by the ASB, I say call up everyone from AA and see what happens.

    And trade some people

  6. Hassey April 5th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I don’t think the guys from Alcoholics Anonymous will be able to go from first to third

  7. blake April 5th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Jeter and Mo and Andy deserve better than this

  8. Cashmoney April 5th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    blake, if the Yanks ever reach that breaking point, they have a lot assets they can part esp the way they construct the team one year contracts. Also, some very desirable ones.

  9. yankee21 April 5th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Fortunately I wasn’t able to watch the game today. Would have been painful.

    Looking over the box score though three things stood out:

    1. 96 pitches by Nova in 4 2/3 inning. Regardless if Boone blew it, Nova was obviously all over the place and was asking for trouble from a decent line-up. Bad performance.

    2. Ichiro batting .077. It is really early in the season but it does not help when your starting RF is hitting at that clip.

    3. Chris Stewart starting. Unbelievable, NY has descended to such depths that a little league hitter and over-rated catcher is on the roster, much less has caught 2/4 games to this point.

  10. Cashmoney April 5th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I would trade Jeter, Mo and Andy if I get something good back.

  11. bruceb April 5th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    blake April 5th, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    Jeter and Mo and Andy deserve better than this

    That’s what comes when you pad lineup with Moe, Larry and Curly.

  12. bruceb April 5th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    “pad the lineup”. My bad.

  13. Cashmoney April 5th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    you know what russell martin is batting? Zero! I love it.

  14. blake April 5th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    21,

    Youk mashed one….otherwise it was dreadful

  15. blake April 5th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Cashmoney says:
    April 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    blake, if the Yanks ever reach that breaking point, they have a lot assets they can part esp the way they construct the team one year contracts. Also, some very desirable ones.

    If they suck in June and Cano isn’t signed then they need to move him

  16. Cashmoney April 5th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    blake, no one on this team is or should be untouchable imo if your future is really 2-3 years from now. like I said, we shall see if it does come to that point.

  17. Madrugador April 5th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Not sure you get too much for an unsigned Cano in June.
    Can’t imagine Jeter, Mo or Andy will get moved no matter what.

  18. astrocityfan April 5th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    So who gets sent down to add a bp arm? And who would they bring up? And cant we just cut Francisco and put Adams back on the roster? Or id settle for Joseph. Can Joseph play short?

  19. Yank 97 April 5th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    The pitching is what has let us down in our 3 losses. It’s not like we’re losing games 3-2

  20. blake April 5th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    They could get at least one top prospect for Cano at the deadline IMo….too many teams could see him as the difference for them…..consider putting him in the Nats or Tigers lineup

  21. Cashmoney April 5th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Can’t imagine Jeter, Mo or Andy will get moved no matter what.
    ——
    I agree it is hard. but it make so much sense if you can something valuable in return. Plus, if the Yanks are out of it, it’s a chance for them to play on a contender. Those three will always be Yankees nothing will change that.

  22. Madrugador April 5th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    The pitching let us down for sure but it’s not like we are scoring a ton of runs either. Even in the one win it was only four runs.

  23. hardwired7 April 5th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I see Nunez’s twitter pic, and I keep waiting for the helmet to fly off.

  24. Bad Scooter April 5th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, stop the clock!

    It’s only four games. We know this isn’t one of our strongest teams in recent memory, but that doesn’t mean with a few breaks we can’t compete. For us to compete we need our pitching to be better than it’s been so far. CC has to be better, Hirok can’t get hurt and Nova has to be better.

    Even if we had Jeter, Tex, Granderson and Arod we probably still are 1-3 because our pitching gave up 8, 7 and 8 runs.

    Our pitching will get better. CC always starts slow, plus he had offseason surgery. Kuroda will be solid, Pettitte will be Pettitte. We need just 2 of Hughes, Nova, Phelps, Pineda to step up. The bullpen will settle down once they get some regular work and their roles are better defined.

    We’re still going to be a real good club once we get healthy. And if a couple of the new guys can contribute I like our chances to be playing come October. Just stay afloat into May.

  25. Madrugador April 5th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I don’t think Jeter, Mo or Andy need to play on a contender again. They want to play baseball as a team.

  26. Jerzz April 5th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Anyone wish that Andy and MO didn’t come back? I’m only being half serious, but still, wouldn’t they rather go out with their last games being playoff games rather than an 78 win season?

  27. joeman April 5th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I don’t know if they can trade Cano and get back what he’s worth + team that would trade for would have to sign him I would think..Jeter isn’t going to do much this year to help the team, do we really think Andy will get 30 starts ? Mo will be Mo & get 85-90% of his saves & then ride off into the sunset.. Arod will suck them dry and not contribute much at all.

  28. joeman April 5th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    by the time players start coming back they could be 10 + games under .500

  29. kd April 5th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    all they have to do is play 500 ball in april before the reinforcements arrive

  30. Barry April 5th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Please people — don’t be so upset. They are going to win at least forty games this season. I hope.

  31. bruceb April 5th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    We’re still going to be a real good club once we get healthy.

    Sorry to disappoint you but we won’t. When everyone gets healthy, we’ll have a chance to be average or slightly above average at best.

  32. joeman April 5th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    kd April 5th, 2013 at 5:44 pm
    all they have to do is play 500 ball in april before the reinforcements arrive
    ————————–
    I’m a upbeat person buts that isn’t going to happen

  33. Madrugador April 5th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Betances pitches for Scranton tonight. Hope he can throw strikes.

  34. Tyler April 5th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    If they are out of the race, I’d seriously consider trading Cano for a good group of prospects/young major leaguers. No sense having the guy be the only one in the lineup for the next 3-4 years.

  35. austinmac April 5th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Halsey,

    How about guys from AAA. They are there when you need them, cheap and they help get you where you want to go

  36. austinmac April 5th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Admiral Hassey, I meant

  37. austinmac April 5th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Cano’s trade value likely went up when he switched to an agent who often has his client sign with his current team.

  38. Tyler April 5th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    austinmac April 5th, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    Cano’s trade value likely went up when he switched to an agent who often has his client sign with his current team.
    —————————————————————————-

    Definitely could be the case. A lot of teams are scared of Boras. I love Cano but I have questions as to whether he can be the “star” of a lineup. He’s one of the best hitters in the game but he seems to press when he doesn’t get pitches to hit (which he won’t with this current lineup). And it’s totally natural for him to do that. I’d rather have some cost controlled big leaguers/minor leaguers than pay for 6 years of Cano in down years for the Yanks anyway.

  39. blake April 5th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I think Cano has trade value because he’s one of the best players in baseball and plays a position that significantly upgrades every team he’s put on…..even if it were for half a season I think several teams would be serious bidders and I think the yanks could pry away a really good prospect or maybe more from somebody …..

    That said….there is no way they’ll deal him unless they just tank and there is also a chance he signs an extension soon also


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