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.