Here are some updates on some of the player dealing with injuries. We’ll do this like an ‘injury sandwich’. We’ll start with something good, something not so good and ultimately end it with something positive.
Carlos Beltran: Good News: Carlos Beltran swung a fungo bat today and reported no issues with his elbow. He’ll take some dry swings (the ones the players do on the on-deck circle) tomorrow, but Girardi said Beltran’s not out of the clear until he gets into some games.
Side Note: If I could recall, I believe Brett Gardner had the same injury as Beltran in 2012, where he ultimately had to have surgery to have a bone spur shaved. Basically, Gardner would get through swinging a bat and BP but he would have setbacks when facing live pitching in rehab games. Hopefully Beltran has a different fate, but from the similarities from his injury to Gardner’s injury, I’d be lying if I said I was optimistic with the outcome.
Shawn Kelley: Shawn Kelley played catch at a 75 ft. distance after he was shut down with back issues earlier this week. The Yankees will wait to see how Kelley feels tomorrow before they take the next step with him.
Mark Teixeira: So remember back in January I wrote a piece about how Mark Teixeira would experience stiffness and discomfort in his wrist from time to time? Well, he has discomfort in his wrist today. He was in the original lineup but Girardi scratched him, but the good news is Teixeira is day-to-day and Girardi anticipates to have him tomorrow.