Beltran placed on disabled list

The Yankees placed Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a bone spur in his right elbow.

Beltran started feeling discomfort in his elbow during Monday’s game against the Mets at Yankee Stadium. He said that no discussion has yet been had regarding surgery; at this time, the Yankees are hoping rest and cortisone will help the injury.

“I’m getting better, but not to the point where I’m capable to swing the bat,” Beltran said.

Beltran said that if his situation does not improve in two weeks, surgery would be on the table. Beltran said that he has been told surgery would set him back for six to eight weeks.

“If in 15 days it doesn’t get better, then we have to talk about it and make another decision,” he said.

In a corresponding roster move, the Yankees purchased the contract of right-hander Chase Whitley; Whitley is starting Thursday and making his big league debut.

To create room on the 40-man roster for Whitley, the Yankees reinstated right-hander Bruce Billings from the disabled list and designated him for assignment.

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Good news Sabastian has taken himself out until August. Maybe at that time he will be fresh and dominant for a playoff run, his final with the team. I get the feeling he just wants out and would like Randy Johnson redo his deal to facilitate it.
We need another veteran starter. Yankees are going after Cissy’s former mate, Cliff Lee.
I would be very happy if we could find a way to pry Headley from San Diego now that he’s been made available. Solarte is good insurance for newly resurgent Texiera and can also fill in at 2B.

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Yanks need to say NO to Headley who is an average 3B, he’s only had one good season in the majors. Other than ’12 his stats have been very average to mediocre. PAdres will want top minor league talent for him, he’s not worth it.

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Crazy Koto, whattup? Where you been at? Who is your choice for a 3B with pop? They also really f’d your boy Tanak with run support last night

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Tanaka has never been my “boy”, sorry to disappoint you. MAybe Todd Frazier of Cincy if they are out of the playoff picture. Your disappointment over the fact the Yanks will never bring back your boyfriend Pettitte is really showing. Buck up little boy.

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How is Fernando? Did you guys tie the knot already Koto?

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Co S-Head Prestie boy failing to understand the situation. They got the double play in order for a ground out, so he makes sure to serve a flyball.

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what the hell with Bobby Thompson. Yankees down a run in the 7th. Speedy Gardner flying around 3rd base heading for home and Thompson holds him up. With a guy like Gardner running and down a run, friggin take a chance maybe on Gardner scoring if throw off line. Couldn’t have been any more damage than leaving Gardner on 3rd base and Tex getting the 3rd out and so inning over and Yankees still down a run. Stupid call I think. Alright if you’ve got McCann running or Tex but Gardner always has a chance. Chance to tie up the game. Now go to 8th inning 1 run behind and probably lose the sweep of the series. Yankees haven’t been good at coming back late in games even down a run. Anyone else thinks like I do?

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can anyone tell me why Kelly Johnson is playing in both of these games today? He is friggin useless at the plate. He’s not great in the field either. This was a poor pick up by the Yankees in the off season. They should have been able to come up with someone better than Johnson to play the infield. He just swings at the ball like a pitcher or like Stewart did last year. Terrible. They don’t play Jeter in the second game and put Tex in as DH and so they end up playing Johnson. Unfortunately Johnson is the back up 1st baseman whenever Tex is out or DHing. If the Yankees had kept Swisher he would have been an extra outfielder and back up 1st baseman and would have been way better than Johnson at the plate. Unfortunate error by Roberts at 2nd base where he could have turned the double play and instead got nothing and advanced the runner to 3rd. Overanxious to make the play I guess and when you’re not playing everyday you’re not real sharp.

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in reality this should be CC’s last season but unfortunately the Yankees have signed him to a long term contract with big dollars so they couldn’t trade him if they wanted to and he probably has a no trade clause. Too bad because I think CC’s best days are behind him and the Yankees signed him to 4 years too many. Maybe when he gets healthy he needs to pitch a couple of innings out of the pen and giving the starting post to someone younger like Warren or Phelps when Pineda comes back. Too bad they don’t make Betances a starter but how many innings he could pitch is this question. Right now he’s lights out for 2 or 3 innings. Yankees should really trade for a veteran pitcher to replace CC or Nuno. Nice if the Yankees could sweep this series with the Bucs. Good to see Tex back. Scary moment when he got hit in the knee today but stayed in the game. Hopefully it doesn’t swell up and cause him to miss a couple of games. Kelly Johnson is almost a sure out at the plate like Stewart was last year. Need to keep Solarte at 3rd and use Ryan and Roberts more. The Yankees really need a good replacement for ARod at 3rd.

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Hiraldi is indicating that Warren may be next from the pen to the rotation. This could mean Whitley’s stay was short. There waiting on the return of S-Head Shawn Kelley for this to happen. Sabastian is busy eating, he won’t be coming back yet. Beltramo is visiting Dr James Andrews about season ending surgery. Almonte could be sticking.

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Boston Globe report. Yankees and Phillies are discussing Cliff Lee. 5 years or more too late.

Jersey Joe.

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I agree yankmeister regarding Betances. I think he’d fit into the set up man role well except he might work better being used where he’s needed when the starter gets knocked out early. Once pitchers get back from injuries then it might be easier to insert guys into fairly set roles. The pen hasn’t performed well some nights because guys are not used to what’s being asked of them ie. early,late innings, long/short relief etc. I guess we hoped the old guys who the Yankees picked up in the off season would stay healthy but not realistic. When guys are past 35 anything can happen and often old injuries flare up again. Hopefully we can compete with the O’s and the Sox until we get CC and Pineda back and perhaps Beltran if he doesn’t require surgery.

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Robert,

The thing is, Betances can do what no other Yankee reief pitcher in the bullpen can do…..dominate for multiple innings. I would rather see the lesser pitchers like Phelps, Warren,Kelley, and Thornton come in in the early/middle innings as long relievers, that way if those guys blow it their will be time to make it up. Having Betances come in during the critical late innings to setup Robertson can shorten games for starters having to only go up to the 6th or 7th innings when you can call in Betances. It worked well for this team in the ’90’s. remember when Rivera setup Wetteland?

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This team continues to get hit hard with injuries. Wish I could say I didn’t see this coming, but I just can’t.

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Tanak is the #1 right Makoto? Will he sustain all year? Win prediction?

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He already is,albeit by default.

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Makoto, do you see him being able to sustain this for an entire season? Will his alarming HR total level off? How many wins you think he can get?

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Betances has really surprised me this year as a reliever. Truly dominant as a reliever, just too bad any thoughts of him becoming a dominant No.1 starter are long gone, he’s just been far too fragile and his control as a starter is questionable. Yanks should really start using him as Robertson’s setup man.

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I saw him early and he was all over the place he looks great of late. We’ll probably ruin him like Joba knowing how this organization has been.

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Control has always been his biggest problem I think, they tweaked his motion, nd it has worked so far. WithCrashman as GM we could see the same mistakes being made in terms of Betances.

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Whitley is an intriguing prospect. Considered one of the better prospects in the Yankee system, but was passed over in the Rule 5 Draft, really says something about the Yankee minor league system. Yanks need to go easy with him, only has 8 starts in his minor league career and none in college. Won’t blow people away with his stuff and won’t shut teams down, but I definitely think he is better than either Phelps and Nuno. Most likely he will go back down to the minors when the rotation starts getting healthy, since he needs more experience as a starter.

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Remind me alot of a young Pettitte.

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What is your Real E-Mail,Bryan Hoch,Finishing With @yahoo.com or @gmail.com??? Write me to my E-Mail:joshuapr71@latinmail.com Blessings!!!!

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Whithead pitches solid 4 and 2/3, can earn the loss thanks to the offense.

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2nd coming of Andy Eugene Pettitte? Lol nice first inning!

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@Ron, 3 years for Beltramo was a big mistake to begin with. Hopefully now Ichiro and his tired back get some work with his team leading average.

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Dakoto or Kramer, gives us a report on what to expect on Whitley. Is he going to be good. How do you compare him to Raf Montero who started for the Mets yesterday?

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Yanks need to go out and spend more money on older players who either are injured or have a history of needing medical care.Perhaps it’s the water in the Bronx river.Good job !!!

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