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Injury report: Soriano, Austin, Turley, Miller

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 22, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few health updates from Yankees camp.

Soriano1. Alfonso Soriano was expected to workout today, but he was actually feeling worse than before. He’s been out with some sort of flu bug. “He’s still not doing well,” Joe Girardi said.

2. Bad news on right field prospect Tyler Austin. The right wrist that bothered him last season and forced him out of the Fall League was sore again today. Austin was held out of batting practice. He will be “reevaluated in a couple of days,” according to Girardi. Just a few days ago Austin said his wrist felt great. Sounded optimistic.

3. Young pitcher Nik Turley had a bullpen scratched because his arm was “a little tight.” Girardi did not sound overly concerned, but Turley was shut down for the day.

4. Veteran reliever Jim Miller has “slight irritation” in his calf and was held out today. He will sit out again tomorrow and the Yankees will see how he feels on Monday.

 
 

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34 Responses to “Injury report: Soriano, Austin, Turley, Miller”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 22nd, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Thankfully Sori’s is just a flu bug.

  2. Blojaldo February 22nd, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 22nd, 2014 at 1:07 pm
    “U.S. stars such as snowboarder Shaun White, a former gold medalist with a signature clothing line, or alpine skier Bode Miller, a five-time Olympic gold medalist who is reportedly worth millions, are in the top 39.6 percent tax bracket. “
    ________________________
    So Shaun White has a clothing line and is in a band, and Bode Miller has endorsements. So what? They are not athletes who draw an annual salary for participating against other athletes drawing an annual salary, on a professional level. They are still out on the amateur circuit year in and year out.
    _________________________
    _________________________

    Absolutely on the money. The salient point that defines professionalism is signing a contract and being paid a salary or fee to participate in a team or individual sport; competing against others in a league or circuit like the PGA or USTA tours.

  3. UpState February 22nd, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Nice, recent rankings with individual links :

    http://www.baseballamerica.com…..ects-free/

    ….somebody has to be blocked, that we can trade for…

  4. austinmac February 22nd, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Too bad about Austin. Wrists can be the kiss of death. Surgery may be the only option.

  5. UpState February 22nd, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Tyler Austin:

    He hopes he’s shut down only a few days.
    Wrist got sore a couple of days ago.
    Thought it would go away.
    Said something today.

    (from the side)

    FTS

  6. Ys Guy February 22nd, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    “DONNYBROOK February 22nd, 2014 at 12:42 pm
    I complained about BASEBALL being kicked out of the Olympics. I have No desire to see MLB athletes in the Olympics.”
    =============================
    baseball was kicked out of the olympics BECAUSE the professionals were not playing. Amateur baseball in the olympics is dead as a doornail. Baseball will only come back to the Olympics if the MLB players are in it.

    Let’s hope that never happens.

  7. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Trish, you have a statue of Maria Callas down there on Long Island? She’s around my house here somewhere,….just can’t find her.

  8. Ys Guy February 22nd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Xander Bogaerts is pretty intriguing from a fantasy baseball perspective. There’s a very short supply of good SS and finding one in the later rounds is a huge coup if you can pull it off. If the RS dont sign Drew and go ahead with XB at SS, he could be a great late pickup.

  9. Revenge of Stoneburner February 22nd, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    At least three teams — the Orioles, Rangers and an NL West club — have strong interest in Ervin Santana, ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas tweets. Rojas also notes that the Blue Jays could still be a possibility (although a recent report indicated the Blue Jays would not sign a free-agent starting pitcher). The identity of the NL West team is unclear, although the Rockies have been connected to Santana.

  10. Ys Guy February 22nd, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Hard to believe the Orioles are still in on Santana having just added Jiminez while they are currently trying to nail down Cruz.

  11. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Santana isn’t coming here, double A pretty much said so. He’s trying to say how far Morrow has come, how Stroman is great, and Happ is actually something.

  12. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    ….I found Maria Callas, she was under Jeff Buckley. Interesting combination.

  13. Blojaldo February 22nd, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Pretty cool post from RAB!

    “This is the last baseball-less Saturday until sometime in November.”

  14. Blojaldo February 22nd, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Game On!

    “We’re very different animals and I’m proud of that difference,” Lucchino said. “I always cringe when people lump us together with other baseball teams. The Yankees are still, this year at least, relying heavily on their inimitable old-fashioned Yankee style of high-priced, long-term free agents. I can’t say I wish them well, but I think we have taken a different approach.”

    “I feel bad for Larry,” Randy Levine said. “He constantly sees ghosts and is spooked by the Yankees. But I can understand why. Two years ago, under his and Bobby Valentine’s plan, the Red Sox were a last-place team.

    Smack! Whack! Thud!

  15. Jackson February 22nd, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    The best Olympics are the Special Olympics. Go to one and you’ll never see anything better.

  16. Ys Guy February 22nd, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I love this blurb on Kevin Gausman in the BA top 100:

    “Perhaps he’ll have to modify his John Belushi-like powdered doughnuts training regimen.”

    He must have the same trainer as Jesus Montero! :)

  17. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Special Olympics are something I could get behind here. Presently I’m stuck with the bill from the PanAm games.

  18. bigdan22 February 22nd, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    What did I say back in Nov when Austin dropped out of the AFL? Chronic wrist injuries almost never get better on their own. I don’t even think last year was the first time this has popped up. I think he’s had this problem before last year.

    We’ve all seen this movie before. The longer you put off surgery, the longer it takes to get healthy. His development here is taking a huge hit. Young guys can easily come back from this but you need about a year off. Get it done now before you completely fall off the prospect screen.

  19. bigdan22 February 22nd, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Farm news just doesn’t get any better. The Yanks need one of their high level outfielders to take a step up this year so they don’t have to sign Gardner to a bad long term deal. Already it looks like Austin is shot and Heathcott is taking longer to recover from his “minor” knee surgery last year than Peterson took for his ACL!

    I have almost no faith in Williams. Bat looks like a toothpick. Right now, I’d say it’s time for Almonte to step up big time.

  20. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    There was a day when George Bell just wouldn’t sugerize his shoulder. His final Toronto season he was still hitting for average ( the guy could hit balls off his shoe tops ), but no power. Gillick let him walk to the Cubs who somehow got Sosa for George.

  21. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I wish Anthony Gose would make his mark so I could trade Rasmus.

  22. UpState February 22nd, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    bigdan22 February 22nd, 2014 at 2:07 pm
    What did I say back in Nov when Austin dropped out of the AFL? Chronic wrist injuries almost never get better on their own. I don’t even think last year was the first time this has popped up. I think he’s had this problem before last year.

    We’ve all seen this movie before. The longer you put off surgery, the longer it takes to get healthy. His development here is taking a huge hit. Young guys can easily come back from this but you need about a year off. Get it done now before you completely fall off the prospect screen.
    ==================================

    So, to some here, the Austin injury shows how we have such a bad MiLB system…

    Correct ?

  23. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Upstate, I don’t exactly have a minor gold Rush here ( no pun intended, Alex Lifeson ).

  24. bigdan22 February 22nd, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Some reporter out there needs to start asking some pointed questions regarding exactly what type of surgery did Heathcott have? I’m sure there are folks on this blog who know a lot more than I do so chime in if you like. But if this were just a knee “clean out” cartilage thing, he shouldn’t be down more than 6-8 weeks. For him to be out this long, I’m thinking there may have been some ligament repair. I don’t think that’s the worst scenario. I’m concerned that this was just a minor cartilage clean out but he’s not responding. Perhaps he doesn’t have enough cartilage in his knee? That would be bad.

  25. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Aw man, the U.S. was down to face Finland. The same thing happened to me in ’98. Gretzky was in tears after that shootout loss to the Czechs and Hasek, and we just didn’t have the heart for it after that. You guys have a golden team, don’t worry about it.

  26. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    bigdan, sorry, I’m all aboot teeth, can’t help much I’m afraid :(

  27. bigdan22 February 22nd, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    bigdan, sorry, I’m all aboot teeth, can’t help much I’m afraid :(

    —–

    Then you must be upset about Cano. He had the best smile on the Yanks!

    Oh, but you’re a Jay fan right? Joey Bats needs to smile more :)

  28. Ys Guy February 22nd, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    somehow i dont see any editors screaming into the phone “GET SOMEONE ON THAT HEATHCOTT KNEE SURGERY STORY PRONTO!”

  29. Against All Odds February 22nd, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    So, to some here, the Austin injury shows how we have such a bad MiLB system…

    Correct ?

    —————

    No but it’s just another log to throw onto the fire. So it will be Pineda feeling stiffness in his shoulder or Manny is a little sore or player X is having knee trouble.

  30. Ys Guy February 22nd, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    …and every possible injury that could come up has to be traced back to some flaw in the Yankees system or some Yankees Front Office person intentionally screwing up that player.

  31. UpState February 22nd, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Ys Guy February 22nd, 2014 at 2:56 pm
    …and every possible injury that could come up has to be traced back to some flaw in the Yankees system or some Yankees Front Office person intentionally screwing up that player.
    ======================================

    That’s an often battle cry heard here !

    Injuries are “magically converted” into… the NYY minor leagues suck; and it’s Cashman’s fault !

    I wonder if other organizations have injuries ?

  32. RhapsodyInBlue February 22nd, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Mr. Mills, Congrats on your hockey victories good luck with the gold game.

  33. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I read a long winded article that the Jays at large were insensitive to pitching mechanics – hence Morrow’s injury struggles. I just don’t buy it, pitching is one of the trickiest things at the best of times. At least that bloody article put me to sleep on a Tuesday night.

  34. jmills February 22nd, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    RIB, you and I know, both games could have gone either way. Thanks.

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