Spring training is time for getting ready for the season and sometimes most importantly, avoiding injuries. So far the Yankees have made it through March without any major injuries, but they have been dealing with some minor issues, most notably in the bullpen.
Joba Chamberlain‘s strained oblique is probably the most notable injury. The pitcher was shutdown for a week, but threw a bullpen yesterday and said that he felt fine afterward. This is probably not an issue, but occasionally this type of injury can linger with pitchers causing them to miss upwards of a month or more. This sounds like he’ll be ready for the season.
Aside from Joba, there is Pedro Feliciano who is dealing with a sore left triceps and Boone Logan who went through a dead arm period and is now dealing with back spasms. Neither pitcher is expected to miss a lot of time with their injuries, but the Yankees will be cautious with each of them in the up coming weeks.
Sergio Mitre also dealt with a similar problem as Joba, but he threw three innings in a game yesterday and appears to be over the problem.
It’s never good to see this many injured pitchers on a team, but each case appears to be minor. We’ll keep an eye on them and pass along any information on these injuries that we might come across though. So like always, you should be checking back with Bronx Baseball Daily for injury news.