In my last update I actually gave you a couple of injury notes on Alex Rodriguez (groin), expects to play Tuesday, Marcus Thames (hamstring), out two more weeks, and Alfredo Aceves (back), threw off of flat ground, but the Yankees have been banged up quite a bit this season and one post just wasn’t enough.
Here are some more notes:
- Jorge Posada caught his first game since going on the DL with a broken foot. After the game Posada described the foot as “sore,” but then backed away claiming it was just fatigued. Joe Girardi said he’s a little concerned and Posada isn’t likely to start catching everyday for a while.
- Brett Gardner started again yesterday after missing time last week due to a sore thumb. Things looked good on the field as he went 2-for-3 with a stolen base, but afterward he said it wasn’t 100 percent and that he expects the injury to linger for some time. As long as they don’t think he’s making it worse he isn’t expected to sit.
- Nick Johnson who has been out for some time with a wrist injury had his brace removed this week. He hasn’t been cleared to hit yet, but is doing most day-to-day stuff with it. This is a good sign and as long as he doesn’t experience any setbacks he could avoid season ending surgery.
The Yankees have been banged up quite a bit this season. They haven’t had too many real serious injuries, Johnson and Aceves have probably been the most serious, but they have had to deal with quite a few players who aren’t at 100 percent. It seems like everyone is getting mostly good news and hopefully the team will be back closer to full strength in a couple of weeks.