I know injuries are part of the game, but this is getting a bit ridiculous. After last night, the Yankees have 4 more guys with injury/health issues to add to their list of walking wounded. 3 of them left the game because of their issues within 3 innings of each other! Bodies are dropping so fast I feel like I'm watching the D-Day invasion scene from "Saving Private Ryan."
Dave Robertson's rib problem is bad enough that he's getting it looked at today. If it turns out to be something with his oblique, he could miss some time, which would likely cause another round of roster shuffling moves to fill out the bullpen. Obliques injuries tend to linger and take a long time to heal, so here's hoping for the best. Ivan Nova's foot/ankle sprain doesn't seem too bad, but Joe acknowledged that it might be enough to cause him to miss his next start.
All of this on top of Brett Gardner's recent setback with his elbow, Chavez's little whiplash fiasco, Swish's continued muscle tweaks, and Teixeira's seasonal allergies or whatever he has blocking his airway. And just to top it off, there's still Mo's torn ACL, Pineda's torn labrum, Cesar Cabral's elbow fracture, and Joba's ankle dislocation.
Somebody call in the meat wagon. New guy's in the corner puking his guts out.
** UPDATE- 3:10 PM- Dave Robertson has officially been placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique. No word yet on how long he'll be out, but it likely won't be quickly. Per Marc Carig, Cody Eppley has been recalled to take D-Rob's spot on the active roster. **
Gardner back in left; A-Rod hitting third
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