It’s a slow news day in Yankees land, so let’s discuss some of the injuries that the Yankees have had in the past week or so, and where they are in their road to recovery
Brett Gardner (Left oblique strain): Gardner isn’t optimistic about his return to the Yankees after suffering an oblique strain on a check swing on Thursday. If the Yankees go to the postseason, Gardner can return as a pinch-runner but signs are pointing that Gardner is done for the 2013 season.
Boone Logan (Sore elbow): Logan was believed to have turned the corner…but instead he’ll go to visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Logan complained of discomfort in his elbow after playing catch yesterday.
Alfonso Soriano (Sprained thumb): Soriano will be back in the lineup tonight but his thumb is not 100%. He has padding on his thumb so he can safely play without doing further damage.
NOTES & NEWS:
– Tonight is the last game that Mariano Rivera will play in Fenway Park unless the Yankees make the postseason and face the Red Sox. The Red Sox will have their ceremony for Mariano Rivera televised on ESPN as a part of the pregame show.
– The Yankees are 6-12 vs. the Red Sox this season. They are in danger of losing 13 games to the Red Sox this season. No other team has won 13 games vs. the Yankees since the Baltimore Orioles in 1976.
Photo credit: (August 25, 2013 – Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America)