Yankees Minor League Injury Updates

mark-priorVia Chad Jennings of the Journal News:

Greg Golson: About a week away from playing in games.

Mark Prior: “Not throwing (off a mound),” Newman said. “He’s really struggling with this kind of hip, abdominal thing. Hard to nail it down.”

Alan Horne: Throwing in extended spring and building arm strength.

Graham Stoneburner, Steve Garrison, Jeremy Bleich: “Still a ways to go,” Newman said.

David Adams: Having some leg problems that the Yankees believe to be related to the ankle injury that forced him to miss most of last season. He was back and playing, but then the leg started bothering him. Not sure how close he is to returning.

It’s good to hear that Golson is doing better, but with the way Chris Dickerson has been playing, the Yankees don’t have much need for him anyhow. I’ve recently discussed Prior. He’s hurt, like always, and will probably never make it to the Bronx.

The others probably won’t be in the Bronx at any point this season, but they do need to get healthy to get their careers back on track. It’s good to see Horne is still at it. He was nearly in the major leagues in 2008 and has been injured ever since. Adams might trying to be sure he isn’t traded at this deadline either. He was nearly traded for Cliff Lee last year, but a “sprained ankle” kept him out of that deal. It’s been practically a full year he’s been out by now.

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