Monday, June 24, 2013

Divergent Paths For The Injured Infield Corners

The Yankees got some good news and some bad news on their $50 million worth of injured All Star corner infielders today.  Earlier in the day, the Daily News reported that Alex Rodriguez has been cleared to start his MiL rehab assignment on July 1st.  He began taking live BP last week after doing running and fielding drills for the last few, so this is a pretty big step in his comeback.

Now the bad news.  Andrew Marchand had an update on Mark Teixeira's wrist and it was unsurprisingly negative.  Marchand reported that Teix is still feeling "pain" in the wrist after last week's cortisone shot while Cash called it "soreness."  Either way, that's not good and just one more step towards what now looks like an inevitable season-ending surgery.

The Yankees aren't getting great production from either infield corner right now with Adams and Overbay.  While A-Rod should be an upgrade at third when he's finally deemed ready to return, Cash might want to start checking in on options for first.

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