Eduardo Nunez left Sunday’s game after four innings because of tightness in his left ribcage and was sent for an MRI.
As the Yankees fell victim to one injury after another earlier this year, fans were screaming “Mayday, mayday!” Well now it’s May Day — May 1, that is — and the Yankees have survived pretty well so far.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his injured left ankle. Brian Cashman said the injury to the shortstop “is obviously a setback.” Jeter could be out at least three months.
CC Sabathia put in a strong seven-inning outing as the Yankees shut out the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Eduardo Nunez, filling in for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, left the game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch as Ivan Nova and the Yankees fell to the Tigers in the opener of the three-game series.
Neil Keefe was embarrassed by the Opening Day performance from CC Sabathia and the makeshift Yankees lineup.
They are still the Yankees, so expectations are high. But those expectations will quickly dissolve into disaster. Baseball in the Bronx will be memorable this year, but for all the wrong reasons.
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
According to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti, Brian Cashman believes that Derek Jeter will begin the 2013 season on the DL.
“We’ve got to do what’s right for him,” Cashman said. “Whatever’s right for him will be right for us. I’m not saying he’s going to be DL’ed, but I can’t tell you he won’t be. I don’t think it’s anything serious. I just think it’s a timing issue.”
New York has approached Derrek Lee about coming out of retirement and resurrecting his career in the Bronx. Lee last played in the big leagues in 2011, playing 85 games for the Orioles and 28 games for the Pirates.
Mark Teixeira is going to be out until at least early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.
The 43-year-old Rivera threw 25 pitches Friday and said he was happy with the results. He expects to be ready when the Yankees open the regular season on April 1 against Boston.
The Yankees have come to terms with free-agent Travis Hafner on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. The power hitter will receive a salary in the vicinity of $2 million.
Multiple sources have reported that New York is interested in signing the 35-year-old free agent as the club looks to find a more suitable bat to serve as designated hitter.