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Injury updates: Pineda, Teixeira, Youkilis, Nova

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 23, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I didn’t get to Tampa early enough to actually see any of today’s action over at the minor league complex, so it’s a good thing Brian Cashman is still taking my calls. Here are the basics…

Michael Pineda, Larry RothschildMICHAEL PINEDA
Threw five innings in an extended spring training game. His fastball averaged 93 mph, and Cashman said the reports on his slider and changeup were also positive.

“I heard everything looked good today,” Cashman said. “It’s a good day.”

For a guy coming back from shoulder surgery, averaging 93 mph certainly seems to be a good sign. It’s actually not all that far from what Pineda’s fastball averaged with Seattle back in 2011.

“It’s better than the alternative,” Cashman said. “He’s currently showing that he’s healthy and he’s commanding his pitches and that’s all good. He’s probably an outing away or so from starting a rehab assignment.”

In case you’re wondering, Cashman said he does not expect to bring Pineda to New York as a reliever. Obviously something like this can change depending on several factors, but for now, Cashman is considering Pineda a rotation option only.

IVAN NOVA
Nova has been pitching in games for a while now. He had that one minor setback, but he’s pitched since then, and Cashman strongly hinted that Nova is ready to return to the big leagues.

“I’d say you’re going to see him pretty soon,” Cashman said. “You’re going to see him very soon.”

Cashman more or less dismissed the idea of sending Nova to Triple-A first.

MARK TEIXEIRA
For a few days now we’ve heard about Teixeira getting extended at-bats in simulated games. Today Cashman said Teixeira could begin a rehab assignment with Trenton as early as Tuesday. Basically, Teixeira is on a schedule that could have him in Trenton in five days. That’s the path he’s on right now.

KEVIN YOUKILIS
The path for Youkilis is a little less clear, but he’s also been facing live pitching down here in Tampa and could be in New York sooner than I was expecting.

“Maybe joins us by next week,” Cashman said.

In this case, Cashman said, joining “us” means joining the big league team.

Associated Press photo

 
 

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91 Responses to “Injury updates: Pineda, Teixeira, Youkilis, Nova”

  1. joecembrale May 23rd, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Nova knocking Phelps out of the rotation is way more aggravating then any blocking of david adams playing time.

  2. astrocityfan May 23rd, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    having youk back could help if he becomes the rh part of a fb platoon. Id hate to see adams sent down. Still its nice to get good news on the injury front for a change.

  3. astrocityfan May 23rd, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    ill give you that joe. i wonder how many chances nova has left?

  4. joecembrale May 23rd, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Do extended at bats for teixeira mean that every time up, he is given a chance to both ground out to right field and pop up to second?

  5. joecembrale May 23rd, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I think Warren deserves a look see as well, depending how Hiro and Andy hold up.

  6. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    YT-

    The more I think about it the more I think the true definition of “Vetocracy” is a Political sytem run by Veterinarians.

    My main piece of evidence is that the World seems to have gone to the dogs.

    ;)

  7. Yankee Trader May 23rd, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Is Nova doing more than just pitching in simulated games?

  8. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    The Yankees will insert whoever into whatever depending on who they think is best.

    Scary sentence.

    Sorry.

    :(

  9. ron May 23rd, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I think when youk,and nunez come back,brignac,and fransisco will be gone.

    The issue will be when tex,jeter,arod all are back.
    24 roster spots
    12 pitchers
    2 catchers
    haffner
    tex
    cano
    jeter
    arod
    granderson
    gardner
    ichiro
    wells
    youk.
    That leaves one roster spot for adams,nunez,nix,and that is without overbay.
    With tex,and youk,1b is covered.
    Nix can play 3b,ss,2b,at least passable.
    Nunez only ss,adams 3b,2b.
    I just can’t see adams surviving the cut,unless they decide to get rid of haffner.
    Doubt it is youk that leaves,and I can’t see haffners monster lh bat going anywhere.
    It will be tough when even tex,jeter come back because girardi might wan’t both nix,and nunez,instead of adams,and that is still without overbay.
    Might be

    12 pitchers
    2 catchers
    tex
    haffner
    cano
    jeter
    youk
    granderson
    gardner
    ichiro
    wells
    nunez
    nix

  10. tomingeorgia May 23rd, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Mister MTU,
    The Vetocracy seems to have taken pretty good care of your mops. My old cat’s having problems, off her feed, logy, to the vet’s tomorrow.

  11. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    YT-

    He could also be filing an EEO suit ?

    :)

  12. Yankee Trader May 23rd, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    What’s the latest on Pettitte’s return?

    Nova for Betances
    Pettitte for Nuno
    Hopefully Youkilis for Francisco
    Nunez for Brignac

    And then there is Tex. I would be very hesitant in cutting Overbay.

  13. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Mister Tom-

    They are doing their best that’s for sure.

    Sorry to hear about your cat.

    I really, really wish I did not love these little guys so much.

    They might just get me into the poorhouse yet.

    :)

  14. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    All you fans better drop the favorites talk because the Yankees are having none of it.

    :(

  15. MaineYankee May 23rd, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Yankee Trader

    If you mean standing in LF he played it then yes.

    He played it for the RS at the Stadium and was real bad.

    Yankee fans were making fun of him. He took it well.

  16. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Maine-

    I’ve made fun of you and you’ve taken it well.

    :)

  17. blake May 23rd, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    “shoppach has caught a lot of iwakuma and still has a 5.50 CERA”

    Eh….still likely a coincidence

  18. mick May 23rd, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Pat M..Tepedino came up with the Yanks and was a NYC fireman during 9/11.
    How did you do in the tourney?

  19. Yankee Trader May 23rd, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Maine

    Youkilis could stand in LF when the Yankees go to Boston and play caroms off the green monster! :)

    MTU

    So you are suggesting that Adams file suit with the EEOC?

  20. MaineYankee May 23rd, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    Maine-

    I’ve made fun of you and you’ve taken it well.

    ————————————————————-

    How do you know? :mad:

  21. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    When the Yankees need to make important decisions these days they consult the HAL 189.

    It’s flawless. Spitting out endless reams of data, spreradsheets, and financial projections.

    It used to be the 9000.

    But that one was phased out.

    ;)

  22. Chip May 23rd, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Yankee Trader May 23rd, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    What’s the latest on Pettitte’s return?

    Nova for Betances
    Pettitte for Nuno
    Hopefully Youkilis for Francisco
    Nunez for Brignac

    And then there is Tex. I would be very hesitant in cutting Overbay.
    ————————-
    You don’t have to cut Overbay. If Youk and Tex are both healthy you send Adams to AAA.

    The issue isn’t the 25 man roster, it’s the 40 man roster.

    Cervelli, Tex, Cabral and Pineda all will come off the 60 day DL by the middle of July at the latest.

    Who do you outright off the roster?

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy

    For my money I’m cutting: Francisco, Mesa, Brigniac and….I don’t know who after that. Brennan Boesch?

    Ideally I would trade Joba for some minor leaguer I don’t need to have on my 40 man roster before I cut Boesch.

  23. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Maine-

    I cite the fact that you have not shown up at my door yet.

    :)

    YT-

    I referred to Ivan. You asked if all he was doing was….. ?

  24. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    For instance, the Hal 189 was given the unenviable task of assessing the likelihood that the Band-Aid Brigade and associated jr. members of the Yankees could be competitive this season.

    It answered in the affirmative with a 99.8% probability.

    Shortly after that prediction the 189 was taken down for maintenance.

    Something about faulty wiring.

    ;)

  25. Yankee Trader May 23rd, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Chip

    I was hoping as was the blog, that Adams would still get the most playing time at 3rd.

    If Tex makes it back 100% and stays off the DL, I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  26. Pat M. May 23rd, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Mick……We went 3-2 and because of the rain on Sunday I’m not certain if we advanced…..Played in Queens ( PS 111 ) played 3rd made some nice plays however I had an easy grounder pop out of my mitt for an error which led to a run…..Hit one on the roof of the library in left, whiffed twice (looking ) and made it half way through the third game before popping a groin muscle yet again…….Saw the Yanks Friday night and saw a great play ” Once ” and if anyone here is into the theater I strongly urge you to lay down the two bills and see this great show……

  27. Frankg May 23rd, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Chip,

    You can take someone off the 40 man and still keep him, like we did with Adams, such as Boesch. Why keep Cabral? I don’t think they plan to use him.

  28. Yankee Trader May 23rd, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Chip

    Off the 40 man in order could be Francisco, Brignac, then maybe Joseph?

  29. tomingeorgia May 23rd, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I can’t seem to get a post through. I wasn’t cussing or anything. This is a test.

  30. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Pat M.-

    When I was young I was a 2-sewer Man.

    The pensy pinky shuddered in fear when I approached the plate.

    ;)

  31. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Tom-

    that’s what they all say.

    ;)

  32. Yankee Trader May 23rd, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Pat M

    NY Times review of the musical Once:

    http://theater.nytimes.com/201.....1&

  33. Doreen May 23rd, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    So, do I get a ticket for the Trenton game on Tuesday????

    I was hoping to go on Wednesday to the noon game anyway. Though, things at home have conspired to take my free time away again…

  34. Chip May 23rd, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Frankg May 23rd, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Chip,

    You can take someone off the 40 man and still keep him, like we did with Adams, such as Boesch. Why keep Cabral? I don’t think they plan to use him.
    ——————-

    They would have returned Cabral when he got hurt if they didn’t plan to use him.

  35. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Doreen-

    Who’s on the bump ?

  36. Warning Track Power May 23rd, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I noticed no injury news on Nunez. Did I miss something there or more recently about
    his progress?

    Great news about Nova. I did not expect him back this soon.
    He might replace Nuno on the roster. I don’t think Warren is going to be sent down to make
    room for Nova.
    Rotation could be:
    C.C.
    Kuroda
    Phelps
    Nova
    Hughes

    When Andy returns from the DL, either Nova or Hughes will get demoted

  37. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Cabral is the Logan replacement.

    ;)

  38. G. Love May 23rd, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Pat M.,

    Once is fantastic. The movie it’s based on is also very special.

  39. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    There sure a lot of very cultured Folks on here.

    :)

  40. tomingeorgia May 23rd, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    MTU,
    I figured it out. I was talking about my ailing cat. I was saying that she came with the house as a cellar stray, lost her left hind leg to a pack of dogs, then became a privileged B&B PU$$Y cat. The point was, I never had a free animal that didn’t cost at least 5 Gs. The emotional and financial investment we make in our pets is amazing. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

  41. Doreen May 23rd, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    MTU -

    I don’t know who’s pitching. But I have to factor in if it’s worth it to pay a sitter $15 per hour. ;)

  42. Doreen May 23rd, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    H Pat M – Sounds like you had a good visit to the east coast.

  43. randy l. May 23rd, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    “Tin Cup…..I played against Frank Tepedino Saturday, did you cross paths with him during the Senior Baseball League ???? ”

    pat m,

    no i don’t remember seeing him. sounds like he can still play a little. how was the stickball tournament?

  44. G. Love May 23rd, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Great thing about Once is I saw Glen Hasnard (who wrote the music) open for Damien Rice in the Beacon Theater many years ago before the movie had opened. He was amazing and played many of the songs from Once which hadn’t been released yet. When the movie first came out I almost didn’t realize he was the same opening band I had seen. Kind of cool I got to see him play those songs before the movie/play.

    Glen Hasnard also played a guitarist in the movie The Commitments which is one of my favorite all time flicks.

  45. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Doreen-

    Holy crap. I think you’ve just given me a new job idea.

    For 15/hr. I’ll also wash your car.

    :)

  46. mick May 23rd, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Pat M–were you running bases when you popped the groin?
    Was that the school in Astoria?
    Weren’t you going to see some other play?

  47. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Doreen-

    If it’s someone like J-Ram I’d definitely atttend.

    :)

  48. Pat M. May 23rd, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Cup……I’m slowing down and breaking down at an alarming rate…. Doreen, had a good time great seats at The Stadium and the Mohegan Sun bar is a trip, very surreal…..G.Love, I hadn’t had the chance to tip my hat for the Indians tip, so far so good….I do have some concerns about my larger selections and as we reach the 1/4 pole I hope for some turn arounds…..Cup, funny how I can still hit anything up, yet anything down I can’t get low enough to hit it…..

  49. randy l. May 23rd, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    “Eh….still likely a coincidence”

    blake -

    what would you do with a pitcher who had a 5.42 era in 42 games started.

    because that’s what happens when you start shoppach.

  50. G. Love May 23rd, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Pat M,

    My pleasure. No hat tip needed. But yes, so far so good. As long as the Yankees don’t play them, they look pretty good so far. I’d love to see them sweep in Boston this weekend with Francona on the bench.

  51. randy l. May 23rd, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    ” how I can still hit anything up, yet anything down I can’t get low enough to hit it…..”

    pat m-

    you better use one of those really tall tees for golf then :)

  52. tomingeorgia May 23rd, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    MTU,
    Bought a reman starter for my old truck for 65 bucks, young guy installed it for 15 bucks. Can’t crawl around the way I used to.

    The Yankees are entertaining me well this early summer. The retreads and the new guys are pleasing in every way. As someone said, these things work themselves out. Go, Yanks!

  53. mick May 23rd, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I find it funny how peaceful and calm the blog has become of late esp today.
    Wonder what the reason is?

  54. Pat M. May 23rd, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    mick….no base running, very much like over the line. Popped the groin chasing a change-up at my ankles. The playground was just off the 59th street bridge on 13th street I think. I wanted to see Motown however it was sold out and my friend really wanted to see Once and it’s hard to say no to a Lady. G.Love, the Tribe are playing solid ball so we’ll see if they can hang, I think they will ….78 wins is the number

  55. MG May 23rd, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Pat M. May 23rd, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    Tin Cup…..I played against Frank Tepedino Saturday, did you cross paths with him during the Senior Baseball League ???? He’s older than us by 3-4 years and I only vaguely remember him for some reason….He did go deep twice and he was the oldest guy in the tourney ( 65 )……I still think Montero will be on the move before August 1st, as in traded
    ——————————————–
    Pat M, that’s really funny-Frankie and his brother went to the same Junior HS as I did in Brooklyn at the same time. They could rake as 13 year olds :)

  56. randy l. May 23rd, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    “I find it funny how peaceful and calm the blog has become of late esp today.
    Wonder what the reason is?”

    maybe the two game yankee losing streak?

    maybe 5-5 i last ten? :)

  57. G. Love May 23rd, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    mick,

    My guess for the reason would be different than yours.

  58. mick May 23rd, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    My guess for the reason would be different than yours.
    ========================
    How do you now ? What is yours G?

  59. mick May 23rd, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    did not notice the 5-5 ….hardly that.

  60. mick May 23rd, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    How do you now ? What is yours G?
    ==================
    know.

    it can’t be randy, he is not as polarizing as he thinks. ;)

  61. CompassRosy May 23rd, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    @shannondrayer: Talking with Jack Zduriencik, Montero will dh and play first at AAA with some catching.

  62. mick May 23rd, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    if montero is such a great hitter, why isn’t he down there re-learning to catch?
    have they just given up hope?

  63. kd May 23rd, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Montero at first makes a lot of sense. He’s probably being showcased down there. Seattle will still get something substantial for his bat if he’s passable at 1b

  64. randy l. May 23rd, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    “did not notice the 5-5 ….hardly that.”

    mick -

    don’t worry. i’ll keep you posted on any downward trends.

    rays are trending upwards.

    there’s really not much difference between the two teams.

    should be an interesting series as the yankee will be trying to stop the losing streak.

    hernandez is pretty bad , so thats in yank’s favor..

  65. MG May 23rd, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I’ve been working all day and just noticed Montero was optioned to AAA.

    I never saw him play in the minors but comparing his swing when the M’s were in last week and his September callup was like two different guys, he just looked like he had no clue at the plate last week even on the balls he hit to right field for basehits, they almost looked like accidents.

    Baseball is a tough way to make a living and the leap from the minors to majors is enormous.

  66. mick May 23rd, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    expectations for the yanks were 500 ball till the stars got back so the record is not the reason for the peace.

    people disturb the peace.

  67. CompassRosy May 23rd, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    @shannondrayer: Montero move is about maximizing Montero’s gifts which are with the bat. Will be given the chance at 1st. No time table for his return.

  68. MG May 23rd, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Baseball seasons are very long and successful teams have 2 or 3 good streaks during the season that surround long periods where they play .500 baseball.

    25 games over .500 is 95 wins and the division-they are already 11 over after 25% of the season.

    A streak of 10 games (or even 20) where they play .500 baseball is no big deal in my book…

  69. yankeefeminista May 23rd, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Doreen, JRam is supposed to pitch Monday on the road if they go on regular rest. Teix will likely play more than one game at Trenton I would think.

  70. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Tom-

    That’s understandable.

    Sounds like a good deal.

  71. kd May 23rd, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    thanks for the answer yesterday yankeefem

  72. yankeefeminista May 23rd, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Sure, kd. It’ll be interesting to see how many pitches/what length Campos is permitted to go tonight. He was up to 60 pitches last game.

  73. Doreen May 23rd, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks yankeefeminista.

    I have work some stuff out before I can go, some beyondmr control. The reason. Don’t buy tickets in advance.

    I don’t think Tex is nearly as big a draw as Jeter was. ;)

  74. yankeefeminista May 23rd, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Doreen, no doubt he is not. And especially not on a week night while the kids are still in school… I am sure he will also play at least another game on the home stand if not two. I wonder if they would let him play a night then day game.

  75. Pat M. May 23rd, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Campos could be with the big club come August 2014…..

  76. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    YF-

    Pitch counts are usually increased in 15 pitch increments.

    Expect around 75.

  77. yankeefeminista May 23rd, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Also Doreen if you go, FYI, Tuesday night should be Turley pitching if they don’t mess with the rotation.

  78. austinmac May 23rd, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    MG,

    Best analysis yet. Baseball is very hard. Pitchers in the majors can exploit every weakness. Only a very few prospects are nearly sure successes. Very few.

  79. Warning Track Power May 23rd, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    @M_Marakovits
    Things I learned while getting roped into vball game at beach:I’m old, can’t jump, and have 2 bad shoulders thx 4 that

    Who here would not play volleyball with Meredith? I would take it easy on her
    and those sore shoulders of her’s.
    HAHAHA

  80. yankeefeminista May 23rd, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    MTU, I think he’s been going up around under 10 per game, so probably depends on a bunch of things, but they are making sure to take baby steps.

  81. Doreen May 23rd, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Yankeefeminista, that would be a plus to see Turley. Thanks.

  82. Against All Odds May 23rd, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Warning Track Power May 23rd, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    ———————–

    lol she catches a some flack for her looks but I’m not sure why

  83. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    YF-

    That is really takin’ it easy.

    ;)

  84. yankeefeminista May 23rd, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    MTU, I know, but they have said they are going to build him up slowly. They want to make sure he is healthy (if there is such a thing). I just looked and he threw 50 pitches the previous start. So, 10 more pitches in the start on the 16th… we’ll see how it goes tonight.

  85. Giuseppe Franco May 23rd, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Marakovits is ok in my book.

    She’s better looking than Kim Jones and she’s not anywhere near as annoying.

    She’s also an athlete. That’s my kind of lady.

  86. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    YF-

    He did have an elbow fracture so there’s that.

    ;)

  87. Doreen May 23rd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I like MM. She is attractive enough and she seems to do her homework.

  88. yankeefeminista May 23rd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Doreen, you’re welcome.

    Machado’s already on base. Going oppo, got to love his AB’s.

  89. yankeefeminista May 23rd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    MTU, yes, I am sure that is a big factor.

  90. Doreen May 23rd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I want Machado. Is he for sale????

  91. MTU May 23rd, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Proximo hilo —–>


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