Thursday, May 16, 2013

Daily Yankees Injury Update

Travis Hafner is out of the lineup for a third straight day with right shoulder tendinitis and probably won't start a game until Saturday at the earliest. Hafner did toss and hit off a tee today and is available as a pinch hitter tonight and tomorrow but I am sure the Yankees prefer not to use him if they can get away with it. 

Joba Chamberlain was not activated like originally speculated and the Yankees are not giving much of a reason why. Is it a health thing or is it just because of how he looked in his rehab inning for the Scranton Railriders? I don't think we will ever know but it is probably Mariano Rivera's fault somehow. 

Derek Jeter has been reevaluated by his ankle doctor and there is not much new news to report. The ankle is healing but Derek will still be in a walking boot and cannot do any kind of baseball activities. The ankle is healing though and the bones are beginning to form together again so there is always that. No news is good news?

Ivan Nova was rehabbing a triceps inflammation injury when he aggravated something in his upper back near his pitching shoulder and was shut down. Nova only got one rehab start before being shut down but manager Joe Girardi expects Nova to pitch again, probably in an extended spring training game, on Monday at the minor league complex in Tampa. 

Michael Pineda is expected to throw either 50 pitches or four innings tomorrow in an extended spring training game or a intrasquad game. Pineda has no limitations on the pitches he can throw so it seems like all hands on deck as the Yankees build his arm strength and speed back up before his promotion possibly in June. 

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