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Cashman: No move yet to replace Joba

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 02, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian Cashman said that Joba Chamberlain first complained of pain before last night’s game, and the Yankees believe the problem started while Chamberlain was warming up on Tuesday. He apparently felt something in the bullpen then.

“He showed up yesterday at the ballpark early complaining of some mild pain on his right abdomen,” Cashman said. “He treated him yesterday and he wasn’t available for last night’s game.”

Cashman said the strain is “mild” and the Yankees are hopeful that it will take only two weeks.

There is no move yet, but Cashman said there will be a new pitcher on the roster tomorrow.

Clay Rapada, he said, is not an option because they need someone who’s more than a left-on-left specialist. Cashman specifically said he would be willing to bring up someone who’s not on the 40-man roster.

Dave Robertson also saw Dr. Ahmad today and is day-to-day, but not a DL candidate.

UPDATE, 3:39 p.m.: Alex Rodriguez is heading to Tampa on Monday and will begin some early baseball activities, but Cashman said it’s still too early to have a real timetable for Rodriguez’s return.

Also, Mark Teixiera is heading down to Tampa next week.

UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: Michael Pineda pitched in extended spring training today and was at 93, up to 95 mph. Cashman sounds encouraged.

UPDATE, 3:42 p.m.: Chien-Ming Wang is not a candidate to replace Chamberlain.

UPDATE, 3:43 p.m.: Corban Joseph has been optioned to Triple-A to make room for Chris Nelson.

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48 Responses to “Cashman: No move yet to replace Joba”

  1. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Whoa Cashman says he WOULD be willing to bring up someone not already on the 40,
    That may hurt my Eppley prediction.

  2. CountryClub May 2nd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Well, at least Montgomery is in the running. Another option is bringing up Wang and putting Phelps in the pen.

  3. Jerkface May 2nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Is there a minimum salary for members of the 40-man roster, or just the 25? Just curious.

    Being on the 40 man increases the salary you make while optioned to the minors, and if you’re on the major league disabled list you make the major league minimum.

  4. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Just an unbelieveable # of injuries.

    Next up could be CMW, Marshall, or MM.

    CMW would make a nice BP piece.

    :(

  5. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi
    Cashman says Mark Montgomery, Preston Claiborne, Sam Demel are candidates to replace Joba in the short term (Clay Rapada is not)

  6. CountryClub May 2nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi
    Cashman says Mark Montgomery, Preston Claiborne, Sam Demel are candidates to replace Joba in the short term (Clay Rapada is not)

  7. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Injuries stay away from the pitching staff, go away, bad injuries, bad injuries

  8. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Teixeira will go to Tampa at end of this homestand to join Granderson, A-Rod in rehab.
    ______________

    It is possible Alex is back earlier than we thought?
    He is rehabbing at the same time as Tex and Grandy?

  9. CountryClub May 2nd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Mark Feinsand ?@FeinsandNYDN 28s Cashman said Wang is not in the mix to take Joba’s spot.

  10. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 2nd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Wang isn’t on the 40.

  11. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: Michael Pineda pitched in extended spring training today and was at 93, up to 95 mph. Cashman sounds encouraged.

  12. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    This Team needs it’s own MASH unit.

  13. CountryClub May 2nd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    David Waldstein ?@DavidWaldstein 1m Cashman said A-Rod is still on schedule to come back “sometime after the All-Star Break,” just like Jeter.

  14. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Finally some encouraging news on someone rehabbing with Pineda, a fan can only take so much in the past 24 hours from the DRob ankle scare, now Joba, etc.

  15. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    How about Rondon?
    Looks like he is even on the 40.
    Best of both worlds.

  16. CountryClub May 2nd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Wang isn’t on the 40.

    ———–

    Cash said Wang isnt an option. But he also said the call up doesnt have to be someone that’s currently on the 40.

  17. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    How about Rondon?
    Looks like he is even on the 40.
    Best of both worlds.

    But are they done with the starting experiment?

  18. RadioKev May 2nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    blake May 2nd, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    I was generally unimpressed with Montgomery during ST but what do I know”

    I was too and I’ve written here about my concerns with him…..however it was spring training and the numbers and what he’s done in the minors don’t lie….he crushed every level he’s been at
    ————-

    Yeah, we talked about this earlier… how’s he going to get better down in the minors? It isn’t challenging him. Give him some challenges, let him learn from the big league coaches, and watch guys like Rivera and Robertson go about their business.

  19. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 2nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Why isn’t Montgomery on the 40?? Common sense would lead me to believe that his next stop is in the NYY’s bullpen.

  20. Rich in NJ May 2nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I hope Pineda makes it all the way back without setbacks, but jeez, don’t rush him, and it would be better if when he does come back, he has a legitimate 3rd pitch.

  21. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    But are they done with the starting experiment?
    __

    Stats say 7 innings 5 hits no games started.
    Unless I misread.
    Would only be 2 weeks anyway.

  22. igotid88 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Good news about A-Rod

  23. RadioKev May 2nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: Michael Pineda pitched in extended spring training today and was at 93, up to 95 mph. Cashman sounds encouraged.
    ——–

    This is great news.

  24. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    CoJo we hardly knew ye.

  25. Warning Track Power May 2nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Based on the 40 man roster and who is not on the DL, there are only a few options available to Cashman.

  26. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I am still one who wants A-Rod GONE from this team, but since that isn’t happening, I want him back, healthy and hopefully deepening our lineup (even close to what he was before).

  27. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Based on the 40 man roster and who is not on the DL, there are only a few options available to Cashman.
    ___

    He did say he would be willing to promote someone who ISNT on the 40.
    This is why i believe if Adams could have been promoted when Youkilis went down, he would have been the choice.

  28. Rich in NJ May 2nd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I want the old A-Rod back. I don’t think that’s happening, but even an .850 OPS A-Rod at 3B is better than any alternative on the roster or on the DL.

  29. Bo knows May 2nd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Well, personally I hope there’s more to Montgomery than what we saw in ST.

    Master Mo and Robo Rob – cuing the cutter. Classes mandatory. (Still problems with scansion)

  30. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 2nd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Besides the why Monty isn’t on the 40 question, another good one is which of the 2 following pitchers gets their first start of the season: Warren or Nuno?

  31. jpb173 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Does anyone know how much money the Yankees have tied up on the DL (in salary dollars) versus what the total salary is for the guys on today’s 25 man roster? It seems like that Yankees have a Fortune 500 company on the DL.

  32. Warning Track Power May 2nd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Can someone who has enough time on their hands please post a list of
    available 40 man roster pitchers that could be called up to replace
    Joba on the current roster?

  33. MG May 2nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I really don’t see how Wang can help the Yankees.

    He is a one pitch guy, you don’t suddenly develop a major league curve ball at his age after shoulder surgery.

    When he was throwing 93-95 he had a pitch that guys couldn’t lift so could just spot it down in the zone

    He isn’t throwing that any longer, at 88-90 he will get pummeled in a major league setting without perfect command.

    It’s a nice story but isn’t going to happen, IMO

  34. CountryClub May 2nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I hope Pineda makes it all the way back without setbacks, but jeez, don’t rush him

    —————

    They’re really not rushing him. When he got the surgery Drs said it would take 12 months for him to pitch again and he was right on that timeline. Now they’re building up his pitch count slowly. But he should be in games soon (even it’s only a couple innings to start).

  35. CountryClub May 2nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    He isn’t throwing that any longer, at 88-90 he will get pummeled in a major league setting without perfect command.

    ———

    I have no idea if Wang will do it or not, but plenty of pitchers have pitched well with a sinker in that range. It’s possible.

  36. Rich in NJ May 2nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    “They’re really not rushing him. When he got the surgery Drs said it would take 12 months for him to pitch again and he was right on that timeline. Now they’re building up his pitch count slowly. But he should be in games soon (even it’s only a couple innings to start).”

    By rushing I mean to the ML. He hasn’t pitched in a year. From what I have read, a complete recovery from this surgery takes 24 months. He was basically a two pitch pitcher when he got hurt. I see no reason for him to start at the ML level any time soon.

  37. Warning Track Power May 2nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    MG May 2nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    I really don’t see how Wang can help the Yankees.

    ————————————————————————————————-
    Very accurate. Joba is a reliever, so the Yankees need to call up someone that is also
    a reliever. Would not help any to ask Wang to suddenly pitch out of the pen and trust
    him in the 6th or 7th inning.

  38. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Can someone who has enough time on their hands please post a list of
    available 40 man roster pitchers that could be called up to replace
    Joba on the current roster?
    ___

    On the 40:

    Brett Marshall, Eppley, Jose Ramirez, Francisco Rondon, Nic Turley.

    Cashman did say the non 40s are possible too.

  39. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    As for who will get their first start in the 17 games in 16 days (Warren or Nuno), I say it depends on whether the team that lines up are better vs lefties or righties. Right now I would go with nuno because Warren has not been stretched.

  40. bigdan22 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    That’s absolutely crazy news about Pineda. Keep our fingers crossed here but if he’s as high as 95 already, this would have to go down as one of the most successful shoulder surgeries ever.

  41. CountryClub May 2nd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Erik Boland ?@eboland11 3m Among Triple-A candidates for Joba’s spot, Cashman named RHPs Sam Demel (1.42 ERA), Preston Claiborne (3.48) & Mark Montgomery (1.50)

  42. jmills May 2nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Good lord, players are dropping like Les Nesman’s turkey give-away. Johnson down up here with Romero back sooner than ever.

  43. MG May 2nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Eppley has no place on the 40 man, he’s been terrible at Scranton-that could easily be the spot to move up a guy like Montgomery, who seems to fit the role that is needed for a couple of weeks.

    The less popular move would be to put Phelps in the ‘pen and start Nuno, that would be a clear indication that the Yankees don’t consider Phelps a long term rotation guy. I’m not advocating it, just making an observation.

  44. bigdan22 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I guess you’d have to say Arod is ahead of Jeter now right? Without setbacks, I think you are looking at 8-10 weeks to be ML ready.

  45. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    The less popular move would be to put Phelps in the ‘pen and start Nuno, that would be a clear indication that the Yankees don’t consider Phelps a long term rotation guy. I’m not advocating it, just making an observation.
    __

    They won’t because we need him AND an extra starter for the next stretch of games later this month, plus a double header.

  46. CompassRosy May 2nd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    “Many thanks! Our guys will try their best to help out!!”

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Thanks, Carly :)

    and, ditto my guys vs. the Jays . . .
    (not that they currently pose much of a threat to the Yanks – sorry, jmills!)

    I’m really looking forward to the Iwakuma vs. Dickey matchup . . .

    love R.A. from his time with the M’s (and his overall story) and Kuma, thus far, has been lights out. Unfortunately, a nasty blister issue has limited his innings and, due the M’s crazy schedule, it has not had proper time to heal. Today is only their second off-day so far – after starting the season with 14 straight, they had ONE off-day in April, then went another 16 straight. They have 5 off-days in May but, have only 9 home games.

    MLB needs a better schedule optimization program :(

    ===========

    great news re: Michael Pineda ~ I truly hope he gets back to full health and capability!

  47. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 2nd, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I would go with Nuno just cuz he’s neat :)

    Hey jmills!! Yep, these guys are all doing their best Nick “Bunghole” Johnson impressions.

  48. bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    The Yanks’ success so far this year has been based on winning close games thanks largely to the back end of the bullpen. How the hell is this going to continue with Joba on the DL and Robertson unavailable too?

    There is no organization in the whole of baseball better equipped at coping with injuries than the New York Yankees, but there’s a limit. I would suggest that the limit has now been reached, if not surpassed.

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