Friday, June 22, 2012

Injury Updates On Four Yankees

Via River Avenue Blues

Got a quartet of injury updates courtesy of Erik Boland and various NY Post reporters
  • Joba Chamberlain (ankle, elbow) will throw live batting practice on Monday, his first time facing hitters as part of his rehab. Brian Cashman wouldn’t put an exact date on it, but he expects that the right-hander ““will help us” this season. In other news, Joba got rear-ended on the way to the Tampa complex yesterday but is fine.
  • David Aardsma (elbow) will appear in his second minor league rehab game tomorrow, and Cashman confirmed that if “everything goes all right, in 31, 32 days, he’ll join us.” Aardsma’s 30-day rehab clock started earlier this week, putting him on target for a return shortly after the All-Star break.
  • Austin Romine (back) has been playing catch and hitting off a tee in Tampa. “Assuming there are no setbacks,” he will play this year according to Cashman. A few weeks ago we heard that a July return was in the cards.
  • Pedro Feliciano (shoulder) will throw off a half-mound today and a full mound on Tuesday. He expects to pitch this season but I wouldn’t count on it. Maybe he gets healthy in time to serve as a third lefty reliever during the expanded rosters in September, but anything they get out of him is gravy.

Yankees @ Mets 6/22/12

Mets Win 6-4

For the last time this season the Subway Series will be on center stage in New York, this time in Citi Field. The Yankees and the Mets will go head to head three more times to see who is the King of New York. The Yankees swept the first series, the start of a 10 game winning streak, at Yankee Stadium. Tonight Andy Pettitte takes the mound for the Yankees and faces off against Mets righty Jon Niese.  The game will be televised at 7:10 pm ET on MY9 and MLB Network. 


The Yankees are still 2.5 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles and 3.5 games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the AL East. Watch out though because the Boston Red Sox are still in the hunt and are winners of 6 straight games.

Go Yankees!!

Tyler Austin Chosen To Play In Futures Game

Borrowed from Lohud

Charleston outfielder Tyler Austin has been named to the U.S. Team for next month’s Future’s Game in Kasas City.
The 20-year-old right fielder is hitting .336/.409/.655 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI through 58 games. The converted corner infielder is playing the outfield for the first time, and he’s emerged as one of the top position prospects in the organization.
The Futures Game features will be played on All-Star Sunday, July 8, begin at 5 p.m. ET and televised on ESPN2 and MLB.TV. Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau,, Baseball America and the 30 Major League team, selected the 25-man rosters for both the U.S. Team and the World Team. Each organization is represented and players from all full-season minor leagues were eligible to participate.

Congratulations to Tyler! He is my favorite Yankees prospect so to see him flourishing really makes me happy. Tell him and his mother congratulations, both Greedy Pinstripes followers, on twitter @taustin2323 and @austinmom23