It's been a a day or two since we've had any bad injury news. Luckily VP of Baseball Ops Mark Newman, by way of Chad Jennings, was there to provide that much needed bad news to keep everything normal.
Remember Ty Hensley's recent hip surgery? Remember how he was originally expected to miss 3 months? Yeah, you can forget about that. According to Newman, the team is now viewing "Spring Training" as his targeted comeback date. As in, "next year."
That makes tons of big picture sense. Hensley is still young, still very raw, and there's no need to push a comeback timetable for a player like him who wasn't going to to throw a lot of innings this season anyway. Better to give him time to heal, give him another offseason to work out and prep, and see how he comes back in 2014. At the same time, between Hensley and ManBan, the Yanks will have their top upper and lower level pitching prospects coming off major injuries and missed seasons next year. That's not good.
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