Yankees manager Joe Girardi spoke with Colon about the issue and was told that he felt no pain in the recently recovered hamstring injury, but that he was only tentative while using it because he still doesn’t fully trust it. That’s feeling is only going to get better the more he pitches so it probably is best to let him go out there.
The results weren’t there for Colon on Thursday, but he was hitting up to 94 mph on the radar and his pitches were still breaking about nine inches horizontally, according to PitchFX, which is about his norm. He may just have had a bad inning that was made worse by poor defense and possible sign stealing. The Yankees should keep a close eye on him as Ivan Nova is clearly better than Triple-A at this point and is a good option in case Colon does seriously have a problem.