This from the Yankees:
Cervelli was seen today by Dr. Kirk Roberts—a neurologist at NY Presbyterian Hospital specializing in concussion syndromes. He was diagnosed with a concussion, but MRI results were negative.
Cervelli is home resting. There is no immediate timetable for his return. All baseball related activities have been suspended.
Rob Thomson just posted a new lineup minus Francisco Cervelli. Joe Girardi said Cervelli’s concussion symptoms are back and he’s being sent for an impact test.
Updates to follow, Russell Martin is catching.
Alex Rodriguez’s thumb issue is continuing to bother him and the Yankees will sit him for 3-4 days on the recommendation of the training staff.
“It’s healing. It’s better than it was whenever I sat out for it,” Rodriguez said. “I feel like there’s a difference between being hurt and playing through bumps and bruises. I’m not concerned playing through bumps and bruises, but even with bumps and bruises, I could do serious damage [at the plate]. With the way I am right now, I don’t think that’s possible.”
Nick Swisher’s MRI showed mild tendinitis, Joe Girardi said. He’ll get looked at again tomorrow but could be back in the lineup on Monday.
BOSTON – Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Thursday’s game against the Red Sox with a bruised right knee and is considered day-to-day.
Teixeira was hobbled in the sixth inning when he was hit by an 83 mph cutter from Boston reliever Alfredo Aceves.
Teixeira was seen on the field by assistant athletic trainer Steve Donohue and manager Joe Girardi, but stayed in the game to run the bases.
The Yankees made a change to remove Teixeira from the game before the home half of the seventh inning, with Nick Swisher substituting at first base.
It’d be a stretch to say the Yankees are counting on either of these long-gone lefties, but this does represent progress (well, at least until you see Damaso Marte’s line).
This just in from the Yankees:
Pedro Feliciano (left rotator cuff strain) and Damaso Marte (left shoulder labrum inflammation) each began a rehab assignment today with the GCL Yankees in Tampa vs. the GCL Tigers. Pitching lines are below:
Feliciano: 1.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 13 pitches
Marte: 0.2IP, 6H, 6ER, 0BB, 0K, 22 pitches
This just announced by the Yankees’ media relations department:
X-rays taken on Alex Rodriguez at Yankee Stadium were negative. He has a sprained left thumb and is listed as day-to-day.
Rodriguez was seen on the bench with his left hand tightly wrapped in a bandage during tonight’s game. Regardless of what he said earlier, it looks unlikely that he’d be available to pinch-hit.
Now, the question is, could he be in the lineup tomorrow? That photo at right seems to suggest he won’t, but we’ll see what they have to say postgame.
NEW YORK — Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup with a jammed left thumb, but believes he will be back in action after just one day off.
Rodriguez said that the injury occurred on Sunday at Target Field against the Twins, when Rodriguez back-handed a Joe Mauer single in the eighth inning of New York’s 3-0 victory.
“It swelled up a little bit,” said Rodriguez. “It’ll probably just be a day.”
Rodriguez said that he iced the thumb on Monday, feeling it swell up as he attended an event for teammate David Robertson’s ‘High Socks for Hope’ charity.
He was seen Tuesday by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad after taking about 24 swings of batting practice on the field Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, cutting his session short due to the discomfort.
Rodriguez said that he told manager Joe Girardi he would be available to pinch-hit or pinch-run against the A’s on Tuesday, but playing defense seems to be out of the question.
“That’s actually the thing that’s the most painful, to put the glove on,” he said.
Sunday marked Rodriguez’s first game back in action at the big league level after having surgery to repair a torn right meniscus, going 0-for-5.
He said that he would try to look at Tuesday’s scratch as a positive, giving him one more day to bounce back.
“The good news is, the knee feels great, the body feels good,” Rodriguez said. “It’s just hopefully a little bump in the road here and we’re on track.”
As such, Garcia has been scratched from Sunday’s scheduled start against the Rays. Burnett will go instead, manager Joe Girardi said. Girardi said that Garcia cut it four or five days ago in a kitchen accident and was unable to throw his split on flat ground today.
“I’m not sure when we’ll get Freddy back,” Girardi said. “It’s not real deep, but it’s where he throws his split. It rubs on his split on the side of his finger, so the decision was made.”
The Yankees’ pitching plans at Kansas City, thus, are as follows –
Monday: Ivan Nova
Tuesday: Bartolo Colon
Wednesday: CC Sabathia
So… what if Hughes pitched well today and Garcia had been completely healthy?
“I don’t have to answer that question. That’s the beauty of this,” Girardi said.
This is Jeter’s first stint on the DL since April 1-May 13, 2003, when he had a dislocated left shoulder, suffered in that Opening Day collision with Blue Jays catcher Ken Huckaby in Toronto.
Jeter would be eligible to be activated from the disabled list on June 29, when the Yankees play the middle game of a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium.
From there, the Yankees travel across borough lines to visit the New York Mets for three games from July 1-3, a team that Jeter punishes like few others as a career .381 hitter. They’ll then spend Independence Day in Cleveland – George Steinbrenner’s town – opening a three-game series with the Indians.
“I’m disappointed because I know a lot of people are looking forward to getting the opportunity to see it, especially here this week,” Jeter said. “I feel bad for that. Hopefully in time that day will come.”
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has a Grade 1 (lowest) strain of his right calf, the team announced tonight, citing the results of a MRI taken at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
A determination will be made Tuesday on Jeter’s next step, but manager Joe Girardi said that his instinct is that Jeter will not play in the series opener against the Rangers.
“That would be my gut feeling,” Girardi said. “To see him come out of a game usually, you don’t see him come out. So my gut feeling is he wouldn’t be in there.”
Jeter needs six hits to become the 28th member of baseball’s 3,000 hit club and had been hoping to do it at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have three games remaining on their current homestand.
“You hate to see it, especially Derek,” Mark Teixeira said. “He’s not one to come out of the game unless it’s something serious. We knew it wasn’t something really minor because he pretty much plays through everything.”