Bad news for Xavier Nady

Xavier Nady suffered what appears to be a significant setback on Thursday playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Syracuse, pulling himself out of the game after making the second of his two throws in the field.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman did not paint a rosy picture, saying that Nady is headed for tests on Friday and this could be “the worst-case scenario” — a reprise of his Sept. 2001 Tommy John right elbow surgery.

“We got close and optimistic,” Cashman said. “This — without talking to him — just doesn’t look good. We’ll have to wait and see.”

Earlier in the day, manager Joe Girardi had said that Nady could rejoin the Yankees as soon as the club’s June 30 homestand. He has been attempting to come back from a partially torn ligament in his elbow that he suffered April 14 at Tropicana Field.

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About Bruney. he should not be in the rotation as an 8th inning pitcher. I have seen him on the mound and he is not the pitcher that they think he is. He cannot control the inside part of the plate. to win you need to do that. thanks for the other relievers who can get the job done. send him packing

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Cervelli is here to stay. Reason Girardi was so inflammed last spring when Cervelli was barrelled over at the plate by a Tampa Bay player. Joe is a former catcher and he knows that Posada is a defensive liability…and that a championship team must be defensively strong up the middle. Cervelli has responded enthusiastically to the tutelage of another great catcher, Tony Pena, and it shows on the playing field. Yanks should bring Austin up to replace Nady. Jackson is hitting about .330 and it’s not rushing him to bring him up now…The Yanks have too many aging stars at, near or over the age of 34 years old…Jackson will bring his 5 tools ability and enthusiasm and will absorb some baseball smarts from Jeter, Rodriquez, Damon, Posada…while there is still a little gas in their tanks…This will pay big dividends to the Yanks down the stretch.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 25, 2009

Scranton/WB 3
Syracuse (Nationals) 6
W: Estrada (4-2, 4.50); L: Kontos (3-4, 3.35); SV: Kensing (9)
HR: SWB: Curtis (1). SYR: Eldred (12).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_06_25_swbaaa_syraaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Trenton 3
Akron (Indians) 4
W: Judy (3-2, 4.30); L: Cox, J (0-2, 8.31)
HR: TRN: Gonzalez, E 2 (4). AKR: Weglarz (11).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_treaax_akraax_1
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Saint Lucie (Mets) 3
Tampa 5
W: Bleich (6-4, 3.40); L: Johnson, Ji (1-1, 6.00); SV: Hovis (9)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_sluafa_tbyafa_1
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Charleston 4
Savannah (Mets) 5
W: Schwinden (4-3, 3.67); L: Brackman (1-6, 4.98); SV: Stinson (2)
HR: CSC: Mesa 2 (16).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_crdafx_savafx_1
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Hudson Valley (Rays) 3
Staten Island 1
W: Ayers (1-0, 0.00); L: Vizcaino (0-2, 1.08); SV: De Los Santos, R (3)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_hvrasx_staasx_1
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GCL Tigers 2
GCL Yankees 3
W: Ramirez, Jo (1-0, 0.00); L: Guichardo (0-1, 3.60); SV: Arballo (1)
HR: YAN: De Leon (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_tgrrok_yanrok_1
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 26, 2009

Scranton/WB
Syracuse (Nationals) 7:00 PM
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Reading (Phillies) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Saint Lucie (Mets)7:00 PM
Tampa
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Charleston
Savannah (Mets) 6:30 PM
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Hudson Valley (Rays) 7:00 PM
Staten Island
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GCL Yankees
GCL Tigers 12:00 PM
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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And Matt, as far as “who the hell cares” that is better applied to who the hell cares about what you think. Let us enjoy the good performance of Cervelli for however long it lasts. And when you reply with an ultra-long dissertation about your wisdom I won’t spend valuable time doing more than just skimming. I never do!!!

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I don’t see anyone rushing Ajax either!

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Also, if I remember correctly, Shelley’s last exploits in MLB ended with him totally beaten with a steady diet of curve balls. If he comes up I would expect the same but he and John Rodriguez are the only choices. Curtis was just promoted from Trenton for CF depth behind Ajax though he can play elsewhere.

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Nady “felt something” over a month ago when he first started his throwing program but it subsided in a day. Maybe this will only be another “twinge” but I’m expecting the worst!

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This is crazy. I have just over 10,000 hits to my site so far. It’s not even 4:00 PM yet. I don’t have to spam what it is because some one here does that for me already. lol. I played off of every one’s sick mind.

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I’m not trying to say Nick Green was a huge aquisition. You know what I mean.

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I blasted this team a couple of days ago & now they’re showing some life. I should put these guys on blast more often
Most guys put up all-star numbers in the final year of their contract. This poor guy might be done for the season. Is this team cursed or what? Huge aquisitions come to the Yanks & flop. When they go elsewhere, they flourish ala Nick Green.
How about Tom Glavine as the 5th starter/long man?

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Good luck to Nady!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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lets go and get matt holiday and lock him up.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 25, 2009

Scranton/WB 3
Syracuse (Nationals) 6
W: Estrada (4-2, 4.50); L: Kontos (3-4, 3.35); SV: Kensing (9)
HR: SWB: Curtis (1). SYR: Eldred (12).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_06_25_swbaaa_syraaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Trenton 3
Akron (Indians) 4
W: Judy (3-2, 4.30); L: Cox, J (0-2, 8.31)
HR: TRN: Gonzalez, E 2 (4). AKR: Weglarz (11).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_treaax_akraax_1
———————————
Saint Lucie (Mets) 3
Tampa 5
W: Bleich (6-4, 3.40); L: Johnson, Ji (1-1, 6.00); SV: Hovis (9)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_sluafa_tbyafa_1
———————————
Charleston 4
Savannah (Mets) 5
W: Schwinden (4-3, 3.67); L: Brackman (1-6, 4.98); SV: Stinson (2)
HR: CSC: Mesa 2 (16).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_crdafx_savafx_1
———————————
Hudson Valley (Rays) 3
Staten Island 1
W: Ayers (1-0, 0.00); L: Vizcaino (0-2, 1.08); SV: De Los Santos, R (3)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_hvrasx_staasx_1
———————————
GCL Tigers 2
GCL Yankees 3
W: Ramirez, Jo (1-0, 0.00); L: Guichardo (0-1, 3.60); SV: Arballo (1)
HR: YAN: De Leon (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_06_25_tgrrok_yanrok_1
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
=========================================================================
YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 26, 2009

Scranton/WB
Syracuse (Nationals) 7:00 PM
———————————
Reading (Phillies) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Saint Lucie (Mets)7:00 PM
Tampa
———————————
Charleston
Savannah (Mets) 6:30 PM
———————————
Hudson Valley (Rays) 7:00 PM
Staten Island
———————————
GCL Yankees
GCL Tigers 12:00 PM
———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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I think we’re all seeing the Nick Swisher we all knew we were getting. The .250 hitter who has some power. He’s provided some serviceable defense in right while giving us a lift early in the season as well as some timely hits. But he needs some time off. I think putting Nady on the 60-day and calling up one of the myriad OF’ers we have is a no-brainer. We have enough possibilities that we could use one a week and see if we can catch lightning in a bottle with someone.
On the subject of Cervelli, all you who pooh-pooh him can pound sand. He’s playing with fire an intensity. He’s young and displays a lot of that hunger we’ve been seeking in our lineup. He’s proven he can play at the ML level and do a VERY good job at it. Posada’s going no where. If Cervelli is his backup this season, I’m more than fine with that.

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I actually just read that Todd Linden was released 3 days ago. I apologize for that mishap up above, just delete his name from my first post.

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He was cheerful and signing autographs after the game.. weird.

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He was cheerful and signing autographs after the game.. weird.

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Not good news. I’d bring someone up and see what they can do for the next 6 weeks. If it does not work out then a trade for another outfield bat will be in order. They need to put Nady down for the year.

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Well, here is the news that everyone has hoped they wouldn’t hear. Granted they haven’t said he’s definitely done, and Tommy John surgery is ahead, but you can only think of the worst case scenario now with the latest news. Is this the time where the Yankees do something? I’m not necessarily saying make a trade for a bat or another capable outfielder at least (we all know Swisher is not an everyday starter and should get some breathers soon), but what about calling up one of their OF from AAA? Shelley Duncan leads the International League with 21 homers, has 64 RBI and has an OPS of .991. He also has a hitting line of .290/.367/.623. Or what about John Rodriguez, who has 12 homers and 43 RBI with an OPS of .877. His hitting line is .284/.372/.505. Those numbers are more than respectable as well. That’s not even to mention the rest of the OF in AAA (Austin Jackson, Todd Linden and Colin Curtis, all of who’s numbers are solid). Can none of these guys provide a day off for the regulars, without having a HUGE drop off in production, as in what we’ve seen from Angel Berroa or Cody Ransom thus far.
It’s good to see Arod starting to show some life out there, maybe he’s going to start turning the page from his surgery and his admission of PEDs, and maybe he’s going to start showing that he wasn’t the best player in the sport because of PEDs, yet because his skills are actually that good. Who knows honestly. All in all, keep it up Yankees and let’s get the train moving in the correct direction.

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