Daily Archives: June 12, 2012

The Injury Report: Gardner, Rivera, Robertson, Pettitte, Kuroda

There was a lot of news that came from the New York Yankees clubhouse today about injuries so let’s hear the news in today’s Injury Report.

Brett Gardner: Brett Gardner went to see the doctor yesterday and from the information that he received, Gardner seemed optimistic about his return to the team. Gardner nor Joe Girardi would discuss what Dr. Andrews said to Gardner but Girardi and Gardner did say that it was a not a ligament issue which most likely means that Gardner will most likely not have surgery. However Gardner will meet with Dr. Kremcheck on Thursday to get a second opinion. I’m not a doctor but I am going to give my diagnosis on what I think is going on: Gardner just hasn’t had the time to heal. The Yankees rushed him back too fast.

David Robertson:  David Robertson did 2 rehab stints in Triple A and had 2 scoreless innings. Robertson is slated to be with the team tomorrow and will most likely be activated on Friday. Good news for a Yankees bullpen that has done well without Mariano Rivera. It gives them more depth.

Mariano Rivera: Speaking of Mariano Rivera, Rivera had surgery today and of course all went well. The doctor reportedly repaired the torn ACL and the meniscus didn’t need to be repaired. Rivera is now one step closer to returning to the mound. Mariano Rivera, coming to a mound near you in 2013.

Hiroki Kuroda:  Hiroki Kuroda did a light bullpen and was sprinting today and says that he is good to go for his next start tomorrow. Let’s hope that the foot is still not bothering Kuroda.

Andy Pettitte: Andy Pettitte also is on track to make his next start in Washington after bruising his hand on a comeback liner. Pettitte’s hand is still discolored, but he doesn’t feel the bruise.

Game 61 Lineup: Yankees @ Braves

Lineup vs. Braves:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Chris Stewart C
CC Sabathia P

Also, for those who might be interested, here is a link for a very cool Yankee-themed browser that you can download for your browser for free.

Spanning the Yankee Blogs: A-Rod, Teixeira, Betances, Sanchez

Here is this past week’s round of the best from around the Yankee blogs. Enjoy!

An A-Blog for A-Rod looks at how the Yankees starters have been generating good amounts of ground-balls.

Bleeding Yankee Blue marvels over Andy Pettitte’s return and the success he has had this year.

Bronx Baseball Daily goes over five pitchers the Yankees can pursue at the trading deadline.

It’s About the Money Stupid discusses Terry Collin and his role in the Mets’ success this year.

NYY Universe examines the Yankees’ glaring lack of “small ball”.

Pinstripe Alley was able to interview Ty Hensley, the Yankees’ 1st Round pick in this year’s draft.

River Ave Blues explores Russell Martin’s recent hot streak and the adjustments he has made.

The Captain’s Blog did an in-depth analysis to determine if Robinson Cano’s platoon split is the result of pitch selection.

The Yankee Analysts compare the 2012 Yankees to the 2011 team after 59 games.

Yanks Go Yard breaks down the Yankees draft plan and their continued attempts to strengthen the farm system.



Morning Bits:Soler, Kuroda and Petitte, Soriano

Good morning everyone! The Yankees’ starting pitching continued their recent hot run last night with a 3-0 victory over the Braves.  Here are your morning links!

The Chicago Sun-Times talks about the Cubs beating out the Yankees for the highly sought after Jorge Soler

The NY Daily News says that Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Petitte have dodged bullets on their injuries and will make their next scheduled starts.

Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY says that Rafael Soriano has a blister that prevented him from closing out last night’s win.

Tonight’s game is at 7:10 EDT.  C.C. Sabathia(7-3, 3.69ERA) will face Mike Minor(3-4, 6.57 ERA).

Have a great day everyone!