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Yankees pregame: Nunez has setback

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 04, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Eduardo Nunez was supposedly feeling good again. But his strained left oblique had other ideas.

“We thought he was ready to go again and he took swings today, and I guess he’s not ready to go again,” Joe Girardi said. “He did a bunch of drills the other day and said, ‘I feel great. Let’s try it again.’ And it didn’t work.

“I think you just continue to rest and then you try it again in a little while.”

This didn’t seem like a longterm thing when it happened. But Nunez has been on the DL since May 12 and that was retroactive to May 6. This game tonight will mark the 28th he has missed while on the DL.

“It’s kind of how the year has went in a sense,” Girardi said. “We thought we’d get him back after a week of sitting him down. He wasn’t ready to go. Obliques are hard. They’re hard muscles to heal sometimes.”

Lyle Overbay is in right for the second straight game after 1,272 at first. Girardi said he wanted to give Brett Gardner a rest, so Ichiro Suzuki will move over to center. But he also said Overbay may be out in right tomorrow, too.

“I don’t think I’m necessarily thinking three or four nights a week,” Girardi said. “When you’re in a long stretch, if you’re going to run a guy out there in a long stretch, you kind of like to do it bang, bang, bang, because he’s kind of in the feel of the game.”

Andy Pettitte made it clear after his start last night he doesn’t want to cut back on his between-start throwing. Girardi indicated he doesn’t have a problem with that.

“One of the things that gives players confidence is when they feel that they are prepared,” Girardi said. “So the one thing I don’t want to stop or hinder is Andy feeling he’s prepared.”

 
 

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93 Responses to “Yankees pregame: Nunez has setback”

  1. Wave Your Hat June 4th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    “Bummer about Nunez. What is wrong with his oblique?
    Surprised about the setback.”

    You are? Fits right in with the rest of the season.

  2. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I feel bad for him. His chance of every becoming the NYY SS is now near 0.

  3. DONNYBROOK June 4th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    A bigger problem concerning Pettitte is having Romine catch him. I do Not believe we will see that battery again in 2013.

  4. Warning Track Power June 4th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Wave-
    I am surprised because I don’t think there was any indication his original injury would
    keep him off the team for this many days.

  5. DONNYBROOK June 4th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    The Yankees need to seriously look at their medical staff. Several players in 2013 have been diagnosed with “needing a couple games off”, and that ends up turning into a month.

  6. Shame Spencer June 4th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Poor Nunie…. man, we need some SS help badly.

  7. Jerkface June 4th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Obliques are tough to work off.

  8. jacksquat June 4th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Some things are difficult to diagnose. They don’t just wave a magic wand over a player and know he’ll be out 5.7 days.

  9. Warning Track Power June 4th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Nunez caught a bad break. More reason to keep Brignac on the team and have him play a lot of SS until Nunez or Jeter is ready to return.

    Now the idea of keeping Overbay appears like a very, very smart decision.

    Good job Cashman!

  10. Shame Spencer June 4th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    They’re in a tough spot… Jeter is, theoretically, going to return and definitely going to activate that player option…. but they can’t risk going through the rest of the season with Nixy/Reidy.

    …..Sads.

  11. igotid88 June 4th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Sucks for Nunez. Certainly didn’t help that he wasn’t tearing the cover off the ball when he was healthy this year.

  12. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    If Cashman was actually doing a good job, we’d have more mL options.

  13. tbone1570 June 4th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    DONNYBROOK says:
    June 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    The Yankees need to seriously look at their medical staff. Several players in 2013 have been diagnosed with “needing a couple games off”, and that ends up turning into a month.
    ===========================

    It goes back to last year too. Remberwd Gardner’s bone bruise that turned into elbow sergury? And in ST, Jeter kept telling them something didn’t feel right in his ankle but was told it was “normal” soreness. They wasted three weeks before he forced his way into a doctor’s appointment that found the second fracture.

  14. ac1 June 4th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Nunez really missed out on a chance to show he could be the future SS of this team.
    Injured twice before the Oblique and now has shown he cannot heal.
    We really need someone who can step up after Jeter is done at SS.

  15. ac1 June 4th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    A bigger problem concerning Pettitte is having Romine catch him. I do Not believe we will see that battery again in 2013.
    ___

    Romine is NOT the issue.

  16. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Romine is a better defensive catcher than Stewart right now.

  17. longtimefan June 4th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Old players are the issue

  18. longtimefan June 4th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Nunez really isn’t that good if the is the yankee ss of the future this team has more problems than I thought

  19. austinmac June 4th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Shame,

    First time I’ve seen “Reidy”. I like it. He is now my new favorite player. Plus, he got a double.

  20. tbone1570 June 4th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    longtimefan says:
    June 4, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    Old players are the issue
    ====================
    And Nunez is one of these old players?

  21. Warning Track Power June 4th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand
    Pineda starts rehab Saturday in Tampa.
    ——————————————————————–
    If the news is accurate, then the 30 day clocks starts on June 8
    Meaning Pineda could be back July 8.
    But the Yankees all-star break this year is July 15-18.
    Any chance Pineda returns a few days after the all star break?

  22. Niblick June 4th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    How can anyone who says things like “It’s kind of how the year has went …” have possibly graduated from Northwestern? He must have gotten the old athlete’s free pass.

  23. Jerkface June 4th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    But the Yankees all-star break this year is July 15-18.
    Any chance Pineda returns a few days after the all star break?

    No. Barring injury. He is either going to come back right at the end of his rehab or before it if he is throwing really well, or will take all 30 rehab days, then get optioned to the minors for 20 days and come up right around the trade deadline.

  24. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    They have to option Pineda to AAA in order to get back the FA year.

  25. Jerkface June 4th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    @McCulloughSL 5m

    Brian Cashman: “Remember all those Yankee fans crying about ‘All we do is hit home runs!’ Now they’re crying ‘We don’t score any runs!’”

    Cash, come on, I’m face palming for you, bro. Remember when fans asked for the team to be worse? No :x

  26. Jerkface June 4th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Other things Yankee fans apparently hated enough that Cashman deigned to give them what they wanted: on base percentage, high batting averages, gap power, positional advantage, etc

  27. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Cashman trolling again.

  28. tbone1570 June 4th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Cashman’s gotten very mouthy in the last couple of years. Maybe if he spent less time worrying about what the fans say and more time on identifying young talent the team would be better off.

  29. austinmac June 4th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    That is an absurd statement by Cashman. Yes, folks were crying out to score less. Many were wanting more all around good hitters. Maybe he misunderstood. Now, I get it.

  30. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    tbone1570 June 4th, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    Cashman’s gotten very mouthy in the last couple of years. Maybe if he spent less time worrying about what the fans say and more time on identifying young talent the team would be better off.

    His personal life has been a shambles for some time. Prior to the stalker lady and the divorce the wife caught him cheating one time before. I’d guess she got a very handsome settlement. A GM’s job has to be difficult without all that baggage. I guess he’d have bigger concerns then what the fans think.
    My guess is with all his past personal problems concentrating on running a baseball team is yet more difficult. I know I always consider it when I question something he says or his decision making. Personal life can and will effect workplace performance. Hard for some people to separate the two.

  31. Jesus Bustero June 4th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Is Cashman suggesting he doesn’t know how to design an offense that can score without HR hitters? Well Brian maybe you should stop crying to fans and figure it out.

  32. Jesus Bustero June 4th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Can anyone honestly picture a GM wanting to do business with that mouthy little troll?

  33. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    austinmac June 4th, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    That is an absurd statement by Cashman. Yes, folks were crying out to score less. Many were wanting more all around good hitters. Maybe he misunderstood. Now, I get it.

    Its also absurd to use social media to send out feelers for Scott Rolen, Chipper Jones and Derek Lee. Hasn’t been playing with a full deck for a time.

  34. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Jesus Bustero June 4th, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    Can anyone honestly picture a GM wanting to do business with that mouthy little troll?

    Billy Beane. He’d be glad to pick his pocket again.

  35. Tyler June 4th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Some Cashman quotes from recent years make me think he really wants to be fired. No other GM would come out and say these things.

  36. Tyler June 4th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Billy Beane. He’d be glad to pick his pocket again.
    —————————————————————

    I might be forgetting some but what trades have Beane and Cashman done?

  37. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Tyler June 4th, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    Billy Beane. He’d be glad to pick his pocket again.
    —————————————————————

    I might be forgetting some but what trades have Beane and Cashman done?

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Jeff Weaver for Ted Lilly. It was a 3 way that Beane put in motion. Tigers got Carlos Pena, Yankees got Weaver and Beane got Ted Lilly. Personally I think the Yankees got the worst of it.

  38. Tyler June 4th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Jeff Weaver for Ted Lilly. It was a 3 way that Beane put in motion. Tigers got Carlos Pena, Yankees got Weaver and Beane got Ted Lilly. Personally I think the Yankees got the worst of it.
    ————————————————————————-

    Tigers got Bonderman not Pena. I don’t really consider that exactly picking Cash’s pocket though. Weaver wasn’t good for the Yanks but Ted Lilly has a career 4.52 in the AL. Bonderman left almost as quickly as he arrived.

  39. Tar June 4th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    SMH

    some of you are late to this party, but better late then never. But be prepared to be called a Cashman hater”.

  40. Pat M. June 4th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    The Pineda progress chart may very well dictate how and what the Yanks do at the trade deadline ??? It’s only a question of when the Yanks announce that Jeter’s 2013 season is very much in doubt. Think Spring 2014 and then maybe a press conference in late March……Bums me out much like when The Mick hung em up

  41. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    If they are trading a starter, Hughes has the most value, I would think, at least for a contender.

  42. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Tigers got Bonderman not Pena.

    They got Pena first. Bonderman completed the deal. You can check at baseball reference on Lilly’s page. For me it’s also hard to tell how well Lilly would have pitched with being a lefthander at the old Yankee stadium and getting 15 starts a year there.

  43. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    some of you are late to this party, but better late then never. But be prepared to be called a Cashman hater

    No that isn’t the case. I just wonder how good a job anyone can do with a personal life so recently in shambles. You have to admit Louise was right out of Fatal Attraction.

  44. Tyler June 4th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    They got Pena first. Bonderman completed the deal. You can check at baseball reference on Lilly’s page. For me it’s also hard to tell how well Lilly would have pitched with being a lefthander at the old Yankee stadium and getting 15 starts a year there.
    ——————————————————————————–

    You are right… Bonderman was the player to be named later. Yeah, it’s impossible to tell. It wasn’t a good trade but I still don’t think it was quite thievery as those guys were pretty close to league average when it was all said and done.

  45. Warning Track Power June 4th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Now that Rapada has been released, fans like us won’t be tormented
    with his constant tweets.

    He was almost as bad as Aardsma

  46. Jesus Bustero June 4th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I would think Nova has the most trade value but Hughes is close. The difference is Hughes has little long term value given his impending free agency and the inflated price of starters.

    They’d have to analyze the market and target a team that plans to sign him and could benefit by not losing a pick in the process. That team would also have to be in need of immediate help and have the pieces to contend.

    I also think the Yankees could gain a small amount of additional leverage if they auction him off to the NL West because those teams are so close and that division is wide open. Even a small improvement can make a huge impact.

    Dodgers
    Giants
    Padres

  47. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Bums me out much like when The Mick hung em up
    ================
    I’m still here Pat M…

  48. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    He was almost as bad as Aardsma
    ================
    Have you noticed Joba has stopped tweeting but has gained weight.
    Kind of like quitting smoking.

  49. Pat M. June 4th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    mick….I meant the Other # 7 !!!! And oh by the way, Cashman and Hal are coming off like numbnuts by ragging on Alex’s contract….I heard that if the first Brink’s truck wasn’t enough they had another Brink’s truck just waiting to give him more dough……

  50. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    You are right… Bonderman was the player to be named later. Yeah, it’s impossible to tell. It wasn’t a good trade but I still don’t think it was quite thievery as those guys were pretty close to league average when it was all said and done.

    I despised Weaver. Lilly in the short time he was with NY reminded me so much of Whitey Ford. Just before they traded him I watched him lose a 2-1 game at the old place.
    Weaver was right handed and he’d been pitching at the grand canyon in Detroit. I don’t recall him being much of a ground ball guy. I considered him below league average.
    Lilly is likely done but he had a better career I believe.

  51. pkyankfan69 June 4th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    He was almost as bad as Aardsma
    ================
    Have you noticed Joba has stopped tweeting but has gained weight.
    Kind of like quitting smoking
    ————————
    Hahahahaah

  52. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    @McCulloughSL 5m

    Brian Cashman: “Remember all those Yankee fans crying about ‘All we do is hit home runs!’ Now they’re crying ‘We don’t score any runs!’”

    ——————

    SMH…this guy

  53. Ys Guy June 4th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    cashman cracked me up with that ‘voice of the fan’. he’s a pretty funny guy.

    he also said that he didnt consider overbay to RF until girardi and his staff brought it up during the rain delay sunday.

  54. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Warning Track Power June 4th, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    Now that Rapada has been released, fans like us won’t be tormented
    with his constant tweets.

    He was almost as bad as Aardsma

    I cannot tolerate that entire social media thing. Especially with these mostly pea brained athletes.

  55. fantasygame101 June 4th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    nunez took like forever to heal last yr too. so he has history that prolong his dl stint.

  56. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Jesus Bustero June 4th, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    Can anyone honestly picture a GM wanting to do business with that mouthy little troll?

    —————

    Well he is well respected by his peers

  57. Tyler June 4th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Lilly is likely done but he had a better career I believe.
    ————————————————————————

    Weaver did pitch fantastic in ’06 with the Cards under Dave Duncan. Huge part of their World Series.. but he was a terrible fit as a Yank.

  58. Warning Track Power June 4th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Cogen
    We are on the same page.

    Recently Rapada tweeted a photo of his chicken and waffle. Who cares? Like his fans give
    2 cents about his food.

  59. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Tyler June 4th, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    Some Cashman quotes from recent years make me think he really wants to be fired

    —————————–

    Or he knows his job is never in jeopardy

  60. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Recently Rapada tweeted a photo of his chicken and waffle. Who cares? Like his fans give
    2 cents about his food.

    Just what was he doing with his chicken and his waffle? That sounds obscene.

  61. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Ppl still get bothered by twitter

  62. Ys Guy June 4th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    i dont get the twitter hate. just don’t participate, that’s all.

  63. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Have you noticed a lot of the twitterers are dropping like flies.
    Maybe Joba was advised to stop.
    Tex(t) seems to have cut back…

  64. jacksquat June 4th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Let he without fault cast the first stone at Cashman.

    Stay out of his personal life, you just make yourself look bad.

  65. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Exactly just ignore it. If someone posts it on here just skip over it like you do to someone’s post you don’t want to read. It’s said on here all the time “I see it on the side”…well don’t look over there.

  66. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    twittering is just the height of immaturity but if that’s their audience so be it…world we live in i guess…wake me up when jeter starts tweeting.

  67. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    some tweet with a purpose…very few…granderson is ok b/c he is just a good guy…tex uses it to sell things…aardsma, rapada ego trips, hs mentality.

  68. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Ys Guy June 4th, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    i dont get the twitter hate. just don’t participate, that’s all.

    I don’t participate. It’s just hearing who tweeted what when your watching TV or watching a new or sports show and they have tweets going on at the bottom of the screen. I’m actually not even sure what it is. Just don’t like it.

  69. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    twittering is just the height of immaturity but if that’s their audience so be it…

    ———————————

    It depends who is tweeting just like anything else it depends on the person. Some ppl have relevant discussions on twitter.

  70. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    is sarah kustock replacing meredith?
    they should do that every couple of months
    let me tweet meredith and see…

  71. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    you just make yourself look bad.

    Coming from an expert on looking bad I’ll take that into consideration. :)

  72. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    ———————

    The twitter stuff is just another way to get fans to interact.

  73. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    The twitter stuff is just another way to get fans to interact.
    ==================
    why? its inexplicable, how did we live without it?

  74. yankee21 June 4th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    @McCulloughSL 5m

    Brian Cashman: “Remember all those Yankee fans crying about ‘All we do is hit home runs!’ Now they’re crying ‘We don’t score any runs!’”..

    Cashman is an idiot and Yankee ownership are crazy to allow this guy to continue functioning in this capacity when he consistently either takes jabs or insults the very fan base that are buying his product.

  75. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:51 pm
    is sarah kustock replacing meredith?
    they should do that every couple of months
    let me tweet meredith and see…
    LOL!

  76. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    so meredith doesn’t teet anything about her absence . isnt it important to her “fans” that we know where she has been the past 2 days?

  77. Tyler June 4th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    ugh not again mick.

  78. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Cashman is an idiot and Yankee ownership are crazy to allow this guy to continue functioning in this capacity when he consistently either takes jabs or insults the very fan base that are buying his product.
    ===================
    why? its just another way to get the fans to “interact.”

  79. yankee21 June 4th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I like the fact Joe G is sticking with Adams even though he has definitely been slumping.

    And in general, I think this is Joe G’s best year as a manager.

    Given their ridiculously burdensome payroll structure, it is patience like this that will be needed more and more for this franchise to have any chance at succeeding going forward without blowing up the budget plans Hal is adamant about.

  80. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    The twitter stuff is just another way to get fans to interact.
    ==================
    why? its inexplicable, how did we live without it?

    ————————————

    We live w/o it because it wasn’t there before. How did ppl live without tvs? It’s not going anywhere if anything companies are extending their reach in social media.

  81. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    no tyler its more important to see a waffle and a chicken from rapada then to know where meredith mysteriously disappeared to. ?

  82. cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:55 pm
    Cashman is an idiot and Yankee ownership are crazy to allow this guy to continue functioning in this capacity when he consistently either takes jabs or insults the very fan base that are buying his product.
    ===================
    why? its just another way to get the fans to “interact.”

    You’re on a roll! LMAO!

  83. mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    We live w/o it because it wasn’t there before. How did ppl live without tvs?
    =================
    wake me up when twitter is as important as tv to people…

  84. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    cogen777 June 4th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    —————

    Who are you referring to?

  85. yankee21 June 4th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Maybe it is for you mick, but for me I think it is a shot at fans. It is also a BS statement because few fans actually complained or cried about the Yankees hitting HRs, but rather the lack of versatility in their offensive approach or maybe that is too deep for Cashman to understand?

  86. Tyler June 4th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I prefer the waffle and chicken but that’s just me.

  87. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    mick June 4th, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    We live w/o it because it wasn’t there before. How did ppl live without tvs?
    =================
    wake me up when twitter is as important as tv to people…

    —————————-

    In some cases it is mick. Hell there are a number of ways ppl watch “tv” whether it’s on a tablet, phone, or computer.

  88. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    And I’m not even on twitter but I can’t dismiss it as not being important.

  89. Jesus Bustero June 4th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Cashman was losing that argument about versatility in their approach on offense, thus the cheap sneaky attempt to tweet his way out of the issue. He’s insulting to fans and I wouldn’t be surprised if he treated other GM’s with the same kind of snobbery.

  90. Jesus Bustero June 4th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I mean snobbery is not the kind of thing you can just turn on and off.

  91. Against All Odds June 4th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    You’re on a roll! LMAO!

    —————–

    It’s true though or would you rather companies alienate their fan base and ignore social media.

  92. mick June 4th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Maybe it is for you mick,
    ==============
    yankee 21

    didnt you hear the sarcasm in my voice ?

  93. yankee21 June 4th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Like I said, why would any organization allow its spokesman to ridicule/insult/be-little/mis-characterize what its fan base is saying?

    The Yankees allow that BS with Cashman.

    Maybe Hal doesn’t respect the fan base either?


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