Saturday, April 26, 2014

Minor League Injury Update

(Later, guy.  See you in 2016.  Maybe.  Courtesy of the AP)

I don't know what it is about the Yankee farm system that has it so susceptible to injuries, but the body count is already starting to rise this season.  A handful of big names have hit the DL this week and more than a handful of smaller ones are dealing with smaller physical issues of their own.  After the jump, a quick recap of all the new injuries in case you missed any of the news.

- The biggest one was just announced today, as the team announced that RHP Jose Campos underwent Tommy John Surgery yesterday and will miss the rest of the season.  Like Ivan Nova, that will mean almost all of next season for him too.  Between that, the light work last season, and the mostly missed 2012, Campos' prospect light is all but turned out now.

- Tyler Austin was put on the Double-A Trenton DL on Thursday with a groin strain.  The severity of the strain is not known, but he'll miss at least a few weeks.  At least it's not the wrist again.  I guess.

- Bryan Mitchell was placed on the 7-day DL with elbow inflammation.  MRI was taken and came back clean.

- Gary Sanchez has missed the last few games with soreness in his right hand.  Doesn't sound too bad and he could return to the lineup this weekend.

- Luis Torrens was removed from a GCL game last week I believe and hasn't come back since as he's dealing with an unknown shoulder problem.

- Dan Burawa was put on the Triple-A DL about a week ago with an unknown injury.  It's still unknown, as is his timetable for returning.  David Herndon and Fred Lewis were also put on the DL yesterday, so that bullpen is hurting.

- SWB won't be getting Nik Turley back anytime soon.  He still hasn't started throwing after being shut down with arm soreness in spring camp.

- Nothing new on Jose Ramirez.  I'm starting to think that transition to reliever won't happen until next year.

- Finally some positive news to end on.  Slade Heathcott and Greg Bird have both been progressing nicely in ExST and could return to game action in the next week or 2.

- 2012 1st round pick Ty Hensley threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.  Remember he had surgery on both of his hips last season and had the start to his spring work delayed because of a hernia.

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