Martin Prado out with “mild, mild hamstring” injury


When Martin Prado was taken out of the game last night, fans thought that they would be without one of the Yankees hottest hitters for possibly the rest of the season. Luckily, Joe Girardi said Prado’s hamstring injury is mild, and he shouldn’t miss too much time.

“We’ll see tomorrow, but right now he’s down,” Girardi said. “Our hope is it won’t be too long. We’ll have to see.”

Prado hadn’t done any pregame activities today and had spent the entire day getting treatment.

“He’s been swinging really well. It’s not what you want,” Girardi said. “Hopefully it’s just a day or two here and we can get him back, but we’ll just have to wait and see.”

Prado is expected to miss the rest of the Yankees/Red Sox series.

Some Notes

— Joe Girardi wouldn’t give the media a hint as to when Masahiro Tanaka would have another bullpen session. Tanaka had recently been shut down with arm fatigue, but has since then started playing catch.

“I don’t have the exact date when he’s going to do it,” Girardi said. “He does feel better. Our doctor said he basically just had arm fatigue, and that’s not abnormal for a pitcher. He does feel better. He played long toss the other day and felt good, so hopefully it’s pretty soon.”

— Is Joe Girardi going to manage the bullpen differently in September?

“I still think I have to watch how I use them, the (number of) innings I use them, the multiple innings that I use them,” Girardi said. “Robby is not a guy that I would be concerned about, if he didn’t throw too many pitches, throwing three days in a row because he’s done it. But I think I still have to pay attention to it.”

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