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Video: Ellsbury making progress while Ryan visits doctor

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Brendan Ryan was sent for tests on his sore upper back, and Joe Girardi acknowledged that the chances of Ryan breaking camp with the Yankees seem fairly slim.

“It probably all depends if he’s ready by Tuesday,” Girardi said. “If he’s not, then it really becomes in jeopardy. If he’s ready Tuesday, then you could think maybe, but he’s still really not built up a whole lot. … He was pretty stiff today. He wasn’t moving real good. You get back spasms up there, you kind of lock up. I don’t think it’s worse than yesterday. I noticed it more today because I was around him.”

The video above is Girardi talking about the Ryan situation as well as the latest on Jacoby Ellsbury. A few quick notes:

EllsburyTeixeira· Ellsbury hit on the field today. He also went through fielding drills and he was going to do some conditioning, but Girardi wasn’t sure whether Ellsbury’s conditioning would include running. It seems possible Ellsbury will play before the end of the weekend. “Sunday would be possible,” Girardi said. “And if not Sunday, then shoot for Tuesday.”

· Is Mark Teixeira going to be the cleanup hitter in the regular season? “It’s a possibility that we could have,” Girardi said. “I’m not saying that’s what we’re going to do, but it’s a possibility that we could have.”

· Larry Rothschild is seriously making every pitching decision down here this spring. Girardi might set the final roster, but it’s Rothschild who decides who pitches and when during spring training. Girardi wasn’t sure exactly how many pitches CC Sabathia would throw today, and he wasn’t sure whether Dave Robertson would pitch the ninth. Totally up to Rothschild.

· If Ryan isn’t available to open the season, Girardi said it will not change the early playing time for Derek Jeter. The Yankees open with 13 games in a row before their first day, and Jeter will almost certainly get a day off at some point in there. “I find that doubtful (that Jeter will play all 13),” Girardi said. “… I have told Derek all along, there is no magic number. It depends on how I feel that he’s moving and our communication; if he feels he needs a day. That’s how I’ll look at it.”

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25 Responses to “Video: Ellsbury making progress while Ryan visits doctor”

  1. Jerkface March 21st, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Has Rothschild always been so in charge of this stuff? I don’t mind it ,as I think he is pretty good as far as pitching coaches go for the Yankees and baseball. I would like the Yankees to get more experts and put them in charge of this stuff rather than have a manager that by nature needs to be a jack of all trades try to do it.

  2. blake March 21st, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    ————–

    I was really hoping you’d win it and buy me a baseball player.

    Just so I could travel around in style. ”

    I did my best…..I could buy you a Mike Trout fathead and a beer maybe

  3. blake March 21st, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I also have no problem with Rothschild running the show on scheduling…..he knows his pitchers the best.

  4. MoBetterBlues March 21st, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Love the idea of Rothschild running the show with the pitchers…seems to be working pretty well this spring…now for the season..hmmm

  5. Ys Guy March 21st, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    In the RS the manager is the one the blame falls on, so the manager makes the in-game decisions.

  6. bigdan22 March 21st, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Shame Spencer March 21st, 2014 at 4:53 pm
    bigdan22 March 21st, 2014 at 4:50 pm
    Frankly, I think we should be hearing about a first round draft pick failed repeater in low A “turning the corner” AFTER the corner has been turned.

    ——————

    Does the same logic apply to our BUC….? :lol:

    ——

    I agree. Romine def has some corners to turn. As to the four starters on the 40, they are doing just fine thank you :)

  7. blake March 21st, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    @BryanHoch: Sounds like Brendan Ryan (back) will not be ready for Opening Day. MRIs show something pushing on a nerve; can’t do much without discomfort.

  8. mick March 21st, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Ryan oughtta take an advil.
    we don’t need him, rather have Solarte or Anna.

  9. blake March 21st, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: in story. drew believed willing to do 1-year deal with #tigers (thats signed day after Opening Day) http://t.co/Dhbdu0oo4z

  10. tomingeorgia March 21st, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    blake,
    If Detroit signs him, gives a daft pick, the price should be about $5 M.

  11. Barry March 21st, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Get this guy calling himself Jeter off the site.

  12. Hans Davenport March 21st, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    blake March 21st, 2014 at 5:43 pm
    @BryanHoch: Sounds like Brendan Ryan (back) will not be ready for Opening Day. MRIs show something pushing on a nerve; can’t do much without discomfort.

    Sounds like the old slipped disk. Goes under a couple of other names, but that is the oldest in layman’s terms. Painful to say the least. Not exactly easy to fix if the disk won’t go back with an adjustment. Took about a year for me to get it straightened out. But is this guy that important to the team? Did they really sign him for 2 years? I read that the other day. I’ll bet no team ever signed this guy to a 2 year deal.

  13. blake March 21st, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    If Ryan is seriously hurt then there is nobody on this roster that we know can play acceptable big league defense at SS……we hope Jeter can but we don’t know

  14. mick March 21st, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    tomingeorgia March 21st, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    blake,
    If Detroit signs him, gives a daft pick, the price should be about $5 M.
    ====================================
    blake would give a daft pick, but that would be silly.

  15. tomingeorgia March 21st, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks, mick,
    Homina, etc.

  16. blake March 21st, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    @BryanHoch: Brian Cashman says that in wake of B. Ryan injury, “All the answers are here in camp.” Nunez, Anna & Solarte in the mix.

    Lol

  17. RadioKev March 21st, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    “Has Rothschild always been so in charge of this stuff? I don’t mind it ,as I think he is pretty good as far as pitching coaches go for the Yankees and baseball. I would like the Yankees to get more experts and put them in charge of this stuff rather than have a manager that by nature needs to be a jack of all trades try to do it.”

    Rothschild has been pretty good, yeah. Imagine… one of the requirements for his hiring was to make AJ Burnett work…

  18. mick March 21st, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK9odsWwfIo&feature=kp

    Homina, etc.

  19. Hans Davenport March 21st, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    tomingeorgia March 21st, 2014 at 4:50 pm
    The Tar Heels take on the Friars tonight. Another upset in the making? I’ve watched a bunch of Providence games this winter, including a very close one with Villanova. They’re good. Could happen? Who knows, the Shadow do!

    I want to watch that one. I’ve rooted for PC going all the way back to Johnny Egan and Lenny Wilkens when they played against St. Bonnie’s in the NIT. I was in grade school in Providence.
    I’m also interested in the GWU/Memphis tilt. Looks like they are on simultaneously.
    Just can’t believe Mercer pulled that upset. The tournament committee even went so far as to give Duke, a 3 seed their usual “Home” game in the tourney and they still lost. Awesome.

  20. Hans Davenport March 21st, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Rothschild has been pretty good, yeah. Imagine… one of the requirements for his hiring was to make AJ Burnett work…

    I always think back that he was paired with Dusty Baker and presided over Kerry Wood and Mark Prior. Still makes me cringe.

  21. pete2 March 21st, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    So I expect Jeter to play about 130 games if healthy at SS (big IF), and maybe another 20 at DH. This means the backup SS gets at least 32 games, or about 150 PA at SS

    The options are Nunez, who has shown himself to be replacement level and an adventure defensively, or Anna, who has never had a MLB AB and is primarily a 2B man and does not appear to have the arm to handle the position based on what little I have seen.

    Meanwhile, the Tigers have nothing but replacement level at SS and the Rangers Andrus being shut down again with his elbow has me thinking TJ Surgery, so things could be worse for the Yankees, but they could be just a little Drew better.

  22. RadioKev March 21st, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Boy the Pirates announcers are terrible.

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