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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.