Friday, June 13, 2008

Bruised, Broken and Battered - NYY Injury Report

NYY Injury Report
At the Majors:
RHP Phil Hughes – Hughes may resume throwing in two weeks, according to MLB.com writer Bryan Hoch. According to x-rays, Hughes’ stress fracture is healing nicely. Regardless, he will need work in the minors to regain arm strength. Don’t expect to see Hughes until late August – at the earliest.

RHP Brian Bruney – Recovering from a torn ligament in his foot, Bruney is well ahead of schedule. Joe Girardi says Bruney may return around the All-Star break.

RHP Ian KennedyKennedy (strained muscle) threw 30 pitches Monday in front of pitching coach Dave Eiland. He’s flown to Tampa to continue is rehab and will likely seem some game action. Kennedy’s spot in the rotation however is now spoken for, so the youngster will likely return to the minors.

RHP Jonathan Albaladejo – As mentioned earlier, Albaladejo is out for the year (stress fracture).

In the Minors:
RHP Alan Horne (AAA) – Horne, recovering from an injury to his right bicep, started for the first time in two months Monday. He allowed one run in four innings.

RHP J. B. Cox (AAA) – A top relief prospect a AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Cox was placed on the D.L. with tendonitis in his right shoulder. The NY Times received an email from GM Brian Cashman who said the 24-year-old is expected to miss about three weeks. In 10 games with Scranton, Cox is 1-1 with a 0.73 earned run average.

RHP Andrew Brackman (?) -- The Yankees’ top draft pick in 2007, Andrew Brackman will be set back about three weeks because of an appendectomy. The right hander is already recovering from elbow surgery. The Times reports that Brackman is scheduled to pitch in the Arizona Fall League.

RHP Humberto Sanchez (AAA) -- New York RHP Humberto Sanchez (elbow surgery) had a bullpen session Tuesday and might be ready for minor league games in mid-June.

Offbeat:
Headline from The Onion: "Jorge Posada Limited to 75 Throws Back to Pitcher"

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