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Here are the early notes as the Yankees (76-67) and Orioles (76-66) get set to kick off a four-game series here at Camden Yards. CC Sabathia (13-11) has the ball for New York, while the Orioles counter with Chris Tillman (15-5, 3.71). It’s a nice September night here in the Inner Harbor, temperatures in the 70s and – somehow – low humidity. That won’t last all week, so let’s enjoy it while we can.
Alex Rodriguez is hitting second tonight, the first time he has done so since Aug. 26, 2006, when Joe Torre tried him there in a 12-7 loss to the Angels. Joe Girardi said that since Alfonso Soriano has been productive hitting behind Robinson Cano, he wanted to keep that alignment intact.
“[Rodriguez has] done a really good job of getting on base against right-handers and swinging the bat well against right-handers,” Girardi said. “I’m trying to break up our left-handed hitters.”
Hey, was that Derek Jeter? It was — briefly. Jeter stepped out of the trainer’s room for only a moment, and did not return the rest of the time that reporters were allowed in the clubhouse. Jeter hasn’t spoken publicly since he left Saturday’s game to have a CT scan performed.
Girardi said that he wanted to keep Jeter from doing any baseball activity on Monday, but added that Jeter could be pressed into duty on his sore ankle if anything happened to shortstop Eduardo Nunez.
“I might use him in an emergency if I had to use him tonight,” Girardi said. “That’s kind of the situation we’re in. It’s not like I have a number of shortstops lying around.”
Where have you gone, Reid Brignac? Oh, right.
The team forwarded Jeter’s CT scan results to Dr. Robert Anderson – who performed Jeter’s ankle surgery last October – but Brian Cashman said that Anderson has not yet responded with his diagnosis. Cashman added that there has been no consideration given to the idea of shutting Jeter down for the rest of the 2013 season.
“No, no, no, no,” Cashman said.
David Robertson was scheduled to play catch on Monday, testing his right arm after he was diagnosed with shoulder inflammation last week. He’s considered ahead of Boone Logan, who had a a cortisone injection administered over the weekend. Girardi seemed to be doubtful that Logan would be available until Friday against the Red Sox, but they’re hopeful Robertson could pitch in the Orioles series.
Chris Stewart is “probably not” available to play, according to Girardi. Stewart sustained a left foot contusion when he was hit by a pitch in the third inning of Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
Left-hander David Huff continues to be listed as the Yankees’ probable starter on Thursday against the Orioles, though that seems less than a certainty after Huff allowed nine runs in 3 1/3 innings to the Red Sox on Saturday.
“We’re going to get through these three days and see where we’re at,” Girardi said. “I’m not saying I’m changing anything, but if we need Huff [in relief], we need Huff.”
Phil Hughes, who lost his rotation slot to Huff, could be reinstated to starting duty under that scenario.
Cashman’s state of the Yankees: “Well, I certainly don’t like where we’re sitting because you want to be in the driver’s seat and we’re not in the driver’s seat, But I know we’re going to fight and give it everything we’ve got, as simple as that.
“We’ve been fighting for this thing all year long and they’ve put themselves in a position to kind of see a line that crossable. But we’re all bunched together here, so this is a big series. It’s the obvious thing to say but it’s true.
“We’ve caught enough breaks this year. Like anything else, every time someone has a problem it gives an opportunity to either take advantage or not. It’s hard to find anything at this time of year now.”
My Beat The Streak pick today: I’d better start doubling down if we’re going to make this streak respectable — forget matching Joe D., I can’t even get to Wee Willie Keeler with just 19 games left. So let’s make two picks tonight: A-Rod (4-for-7 lifetime vs. Tillman) and Cano (11-for-22 lifetime vs. Tillman). The streak is at one after Ichiro Suzuki had two hits in yesterday’s win.
David Robertson insists that he isn’t the superstitious type, but it was impossible not to notice that he took the mound last night wearing his socks low, returning to the look that worked for him on Wednesday against the Rays in St. Petersburg.
Robertson said that it had nothing to do with his troublesome outing on Thursday, when he faced three batters and retired none, serving up two home runs to the Orioles at Camden Yards. Well, it wasn’t his idea, at least.
“I’m not [superstitious], I swear,” Robertson said. “here’s other guys on this team who are very superstitious. I was told [to wear my socks low].”
Asked by whom, Robertson pointed to the locker assigned to fellow reliever Boone Logan.
“I’m not going to name any names, but it’s the guy in the locker next to me,” he said.
More importantly, Robertson got back to throwing his curveball, which has been noticeably absent in recent outings. Robertson said that he isn’t doing anything differently and just likes the way he is throwing his fastball lately, but he threw three straight curves to Adam Jones and whiffed the red-hot slugger.
“I had a good curveball tonight,” Robertson said. “I got him to chase a first-strike curveball; threw it again, he swung. I saw an opportunity to hopefully get a strikeout there and was able to get a good curveball down and away and he took a swing at it.”
Yankees reliever David Robertson pitched a scoreless inning today for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out one and permitting no hits.
Robertson threw 11 pitches (eight strikes) as the Yankees lost, 5-4, to Louisville in Rochester, N.Y.
The Yankees are hoping Robertson can return to their bullpen on Friday in Washington, D.C.
Joe Girardi called his clubhouse a “M*A*S*H*” unit, and it sure feels like that. David Robertson is among the Yankees’ walking wounded, having been unavailable since Friday with left ribcage soreness. Robertson could be sent for tests tomorrow morning in Baltimore.
“I’m not really concerned,” Robertson said. “I would like to get back out there as soon as I can. But I don’t want to go out there and take a risk, end up putting myself on the DL for a long period of time. There’s a little worry, but I honestly don’t think it’s too bad.”
With Robertson out, Rafael Soriano came in and locked down the save tonight in New York’s 8-5 win over the Orioles.
Joe Girardi could finally exhale with the knowledge that reliever David Robertson suffered only a bone bruise on his right foot after stumbling down the stairs of his residence on Wednesday evening.
“It’s a huge relief,” Girardi said. “Obviously this is good news.”
Robertson will wear a boot on the foot until Sunday and then will be eased back into action, assuming he can tolerate whatever discomfort remains. Girardi said that he expects Robertson will be ready for Opening Day.
David Robertson seemed in good spirits as he arrived in the Yankees’ clubhouse this morning, using crutches to navigate his way with a large boot on his right foot. Robertson said he is still waiting for yesterday’s test results, which have been sent to New York to be reviewed by team physician Christopher Ahmad and a specialist.
For now, the Yankees are terming his injury a sprained right midfoot, but they sent him for a second batch of tests yesterday that included a CT scan and a weight-bearing X-ray. All he knows for sure is that he slept well last night and there has been no swelling, which he sees as encouraging.
“They just saw something that I guess didn’t look perfect,” Robertson said. “It could just be the angle of the MRI or something like that. That’s why they went back and did a second round of testing, just to make sure that they’ve got a good view of it, to make sure there’s no breaks or anything else. It feels better today, that’s all I can tell you, really. I’m hoping that it feels even better tomorrow and in the next couple of days, and I’ll be back out there in a week.”
Robertson said that the way he suffered the injury – missing a step while carrying empty cardboard boxes downstairs for recycling – could be the worst part of the whole situation. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has already given Robertson grief for the unusual circumstances.
“It’s embarrassing. I don’t even want to have to come talk to you guys about it,” Robertson said, laughing. “I’d rather be like, ‘I tripped over a chair in the clubhouse’ or something than tell you I fell down those stairs in my house — and not a full flight of stairs, just like one stair.”
The MRI taken this morning on David Robertson’s right foot showed “cause for concern,” according to manager Joe Girardi, and Robertson has been sent back for more tests – a CT scan and a weight-bearing X-ray.
Team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad and a foot specialist in New York will be looped in on the results, and the Yankees expect to know more on Friday. Girardi sounded less optimistic about Robertson’s situation after the Yankees’ 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays than he did this morning in his office.
“You hope a lot of times you can clear things up with one test,” Girardi said. “I would love to know what’s going on, if there’s something that we’re going to miss him for a substantial amount of time, but I don’t know yet.”
Financial terms were not disclosed by the club, but CBSSports.com reported that the 26-year-old Chamberlain will earn approximately $1.675 million, while Robertson, 26, receives $1.6 million plus $25,000 in incentives.
New York’s bullpen was one of their biggest strengths in 2011, due in no small part to Robertson’s emergence as an American League All-Star and one of the game’s top setup men. He receives a sizable boost in salary after earning $460,450 in 2011.
Chamberlain earned $1.4 million last year and underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on June 16. Chamberlain has said that he hopes to break camp with the Yankees in April, but the club is eyeing a more conservative timeline and expects to have Chamberlain back by June or July.
Right-hander Phil Hughes agreed to a deal on Monday worth $3.2 million plus performance bonuses. Tuesday afternoon marks the deadline for teams and eligible players to submit arbitration figures. The remaining Yankees set for arbitration are left-hander Boone Logan, catcher Russell Martin and outfielder Brett Gardner.