The 37-year-old star has been out for more than a month because of a broken left hand. He is scheduled to play for Class A Tampa at Lakeland on Friday night.
In just his ninth start, Andy Pettitte’s much-discussed comeback season was painfully put on hold. The Yankees hope the veteran lefty will be able to contribute to the team’s stretch run in September. But what about next season?
While an apparent hazing video attracted the most attention Sunday, there was good news for the Giants regarding Ahmad Bradshaw and Jayron Hosley, who were banged up in Saturday’s preseason win over the Jets.
With defensive tackle Chris Canty still on the physically unable to perform list and veteran Rocky Bernard battling knee issues, the Giants were already thin on the D-line. Well, their depth just got worse.
After a particularly bad loss to the Redskins last season, Giants safety Antrel Rolle ripped into his teammates for missing practices. What we didn’t know is he suffered an injury to his right shoulder the week before in Dallas.
Jets fans saw it firsthand last night. No, not the Tim Tebow show. The main story last night was the Cincinnati Bengals, and the disasters that loom for all teams in preseason.
The Mets said surgery is a possibility for the lefty specialist. Tim Byrdak has not pitched since Wednesday, when he complained of shoulder soreness.
CC Sabathia is looking forward to making his first start in more than two weeks. Brett Gardner might have to wait even longer to return from an elbow injury.
The Mets’ beleaguered bullpen will have to make due without Francisco for longer than expected.
There is frequently a significant discrepancy between the time a player is predicted to be on the bench or DL following injury, as compared with actual time lost.
The flexibility, strength and power required of the adductors in pitching, as well as the very repetitive nature of the work, places them at risk of strain.
It’s a good thing the Yankees hold a five-game lead over Baltimore. New York might need every bit of the head start after losing their top two pitchers Wednesday.
A story that should have been just as big as the Yankees sweeping the first three Subway Series games or Union Rags’ race for the ages after I’ll Have Another dropped out of a Triple Crown bid was all but overlooked last week.
The Yankees could have their speedster back by next weekend. Brett Gardner was able to take dry swings on Monday, a positive sign as the outfielder continues to rehab his strained right elbow.
One of the vehicles involved ended up on its side and had to be towed from the scene, but the accident did not cause major traffic disruptions in the area.