Yankees cautious about Matsui’s balky knee

Matsui.jpgThe Yankees are proceeding with caution regarding Hideki Matsui’s balky left knee, which kept him out of the lineup for the second successive game on Sunday against the Mariners.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Matsui is experiencing some fluid in the knee and that having it drained could be a possibility. Girardi had planned to rest Matsui anyway for the series finale against the Mariners because of stiffness and was told by head trainer Gene Monahan that Matsui needed another day.

“He has a little bit of fluid on it today,” Girardi said. “What that means, I can’t tell you yet. The right leg is fine, the left leg has a little bit of fluid. It’s the first time in a long time. Is it a concern of mine? A little bit. Hopefully we get it out.”

With Matsui on the bench, Mark Teixeira started as the Yankees’ designated hitter and Nick Swisher manned first base. Matsui homered twice in a four-hit, five-RBI game for New York on Thursday and has 12 hits in his last 36 at-bats.

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE EDT
MON - AUG - 17 - at Athletics  - 10:05 PM - YES
TUE - AUG - 18 - at Athletics  - 10:05 PM - YES
WED - AUG - 19 - at Athletics  - 10:05 PM - YES
THU - AUG - 20 - - -
FRI - AUG - 21 - at Red Sox  - 7:10 PM - YES
SAT - AUG - 22 - at Red Sox  - 4:10 PM - FOX
SUN - AUG - 23 - at Red Sox  - 8:05 PM - ESPN

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Fan Confidence Poll: August 17th, 2009
By Mike Axisa
http://riveraveblues.com/2009/08/fan-confidence-poll-august-17th-2009-15959/

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 16, 2009

Scranton/WB 2
Durham (Rays) 5
W: Medlock (3-1, 2.58); L: Ortiz, R (2-1, 1.59); SV: Abreu, W (11)
HR: DUR: Ruggiano (14).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_16_swbaaa_dubaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Trenton 1
Harrisburg (Nationals) 3
W: Meyers (2-0, 2.25); L: Pendleton (0-2, 4.91); SV: Storen (3)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_16_treaax_haraax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Tampa 9
Clearwater (Phillies) 6
W: Zink (8-10, 4.73); L: Byrd (5-5, 4.18); SV: Hovis (21)
HR: TAM: Laird (11). CLR: Rizzotti (11).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_16_tbyafa_clrafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Lakewood (Phillies) 6
Charleston 4
W: Way (2-1, 2.37); L: Tatis (1-2, 8.36); SV: Hernandez, S (1)
HR: LWD: Murphy (12).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_16_lwdafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Staten Island 0
Batavia (Cardinals) 5
W: Corrigan (2-2, 2.89); L: Richardson, M (0-2, 8.05)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_16_staasx_batasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 17, 2009

Scranton/WB
Durham (Rays) 7:05 PM
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Daytona (Cubs) 7:00 PM
Tampa
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Lakewood (Phillies) 7:05 PM
Charleston
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GCL Yankees
GCL Blue Jays 12:00 PM
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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