03-20-2017, 01:21 PM
Didi Gregorius returning to Yankees camp after injuring shoulder at World Baseball Classic
As scary as this news sounds, it might not be so bad since Joe Girardi is stating that Didi is being diagnosed for a "hematoma of the subscapularis muscle". A hematoma is a medical term for a "bruise". We'll see if the MRI picks up anything else, but it might be just be for precautionary reasons...
Keep your fingers crossed, Yankees Universe!!!
TAMPA — Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, who was playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, has a right shoulder injury and is headed back to Tampa.
Gregorius, who already had a precautionary MRI on Sunday, will undergo more testing on Tuesday.
Joe Girardi told reporters in West Palm that Gregorius was diagnosed with hematoma of the subscapularis muscle, according to MLB.com. Read more.
03-20-2017, 01:52 PM
Let's hope it's a bruise... Never a good sign though going for a 2nd MRI on your throwing shoulder. Man I was really anticipating a great year from Didi too. Off of a career year and now hitting the prime of his career age wise.
Best case scenario is it is just bruised and inflamed and he starts the year on the DL for a small stint. Worst case, he just did what Greg Bird just came back from.
03-20-2017, 03:57 PM
He'll be ok. Trust me.
Originally Posted by TheAnalyst
Tyler Wade will replace him for a game or two.
By the way, Chad Green is making his point for a fifth spot in the rotation.
03-20-2017, 05:38 PM
Yeah,I like Green. I think its Green and Mitchell right now for the last 2 spots. Severino starts in AAA. Warren and Cessa in long relief. Montgomery as the lefty guy.
Originally Posted by facundogabriel
03-20-2017, 06:02 PM
Gleyber Torres is going to be a stud for the Yankees. He is almost hitting .470 in spring training.
03-20-2017, 08:18 PM
Superstar. Him and Rutherford are going to be superstars. Along with Gary and Bird both raking so far. Such a great young core. It's ST though so they aren't always playing vs MLB pitching but you have to love what you see.
Originally Posted by SG88
He still has a year to learn though. Let's see him play AA and AAA first. Learn there.
How about Wade and McKinney too? They both look impressive. Much more than I was anticipating.
03-20-2017, 08:54 PM
Here is a pretty nice write up:
So now Cashman has hit the reset button. So now the Yankees don't just have a farm system again, they have a bunch of young guys knocking on the door. Not only does Cashman get an exciting shortstop named Gleyber Torres in a deal for Aroldis Chapman -- this was before Cashman threw the kind of free-agent money at Chapman he used to throw at everybody, and brought Chapman back -- he gets a former top pick named Billy McKinney, whom Girardi says has swung the bat this spring as well as anybody has. If you have been following the way the Yankees have been banging the ball around, that is saying plenty.
"The problem," Girardi says, "is that we're sort of not allowed to carry 45 guys."
He talks about Torres and how much talent he has, and what a good situational hitter he is already. He talks about 22-year old Tyler Wade, who can play six different positions. If you think that sounds like Ben Zobrist, go ahead, because it is a frame of reference the Yankees themselves have used. Girardi talks about the progress he has seen from a fun, exciting kid named Clint Frazier, whom the Yankees got from Cleveland for Andrew Miller, in that time when the Yankees were dealing two star left-handed late-inning guys who would pitch their new teams -- the Cubs and Indians -- all the way to Game 7 of the World Series.
"There has just been this tremendous energy and excitement," Girardi says. "There is no question that things are different here than they've been. I'm not saying that all of them are ready to help us this season. But some of them are. And the ones who aren't? They're close."
About Gary Sanchez, who became one of the great young August-September home run hitters the Yankees have ever had, Girardi simply says, "Of course Sanchez is Sanchez," as if the kid's hitting and his skill set behind the plate have become that much of a given, this fast.
Sanchez will be there for Girardi. Greg Bird, back after shoulder surgery and back at first base, is hitting .421 this spring after getting two more hits against the Nationals. All Yankee fans would very much like to see Aaron Judge, who could be a body double for Giancarlo Stanton, start the season in right field. Other than that, Girardi has veterans like Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury in the outfield, Chase Headley at third, and young veterans like Didi Gregorius (who has come back from WBC '17 with shoulder stiffness) and Starlin Castro.
"And listen," Girardi says. "This isn't just about the future. We're gonna be a good team this year if the veterans on this team do what they're supposed to. But what all these kids have done is put everybody on notice. Everybody can see what I'm seeing, that some of these kids could very well help us this season."
Girardi smiles again. Again: Different guy this spring, because of all the young guys. "Competition brings out the best in everybody," he says. "Especially when you've got a bunch of young guys doing what young guys do, which means running around like their hair is on fire."
03-21-2017, 08:07 AM
Originally Posted by TheAnalyst
03-21-2017, 11:26 AM
NEW YANKS: HOUSE THAT YOUTH BUILT...By Yankee hater, Mike Lupica??
So shocking to see a positive article on the New York Yankees from Mike Lucia (as positive as Lucia is going to get!).
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Joe Girardi knows what it has been like these past few years the way Yankee fans know. Girardi knows what a grind it has been, all season long, grinding to get to 84 and 85 wins, living on the margins with so many aging players and so little starting pitching. He wears No. 28, Girardi does, because he has been chasing World Series championship No. 28 since 2009, when the Yankees won No. 27. But really, all the Yankees have done is chase a Wild Card in the American League. You started to think he should put "WC" on the back of his jersey.
The last time the Yankees were supposed to do anything or be anything in the postseason was back in 2012, when they won the American League East and beat the Orioles in the AL Division Series before getting swept by the Tigers in the AL Championship Series. Since then they have won 85 games and 84 and 87 and 84 and made the playoffs once, an AL Wild Card Game at the new Yankee Stadium in '15, in which they were shut out by Dallas Keuchel and the Astros, a 3-0 game at home, goodbye.
But a lot has changed around this spring, as the Yankees, who have always been in the business of selling the past, now sell the future because of all the Trade Deadline deals that Brian Cashman made last season. Suddenly, after all these dreary seasons, when the best the Yankees had to offer their fans were farewell tours for Mariano Rivera and then Derek Jeter, when they were selling the past as hard as they could one last time, suddenly they are talking about young guys again. Read more.
03-21-2017, 12:18 PM
It is rare, unless you look 2 posts above this one.
Originally Posted by BronxBomberBlue