Can Yanks Avoid Injuries in 2010?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Today I had nothing to do at home so I was watching some of the Yankees spring training game on ESPN. In the first inning Nick Johnson fouled a ball off his knee, and I joked, "That's it for him. 15-day DL." The diagnosis was it was a bruised knee, but there are some lingering questions about the health of some of the players on the team. Last year the Yankees were very fortunate to deal with as little injuries as possible. I think the key to a championship season is the overall health of the team. Let's look at the Yankees spring training "injury report."

Nick Johnson: Bruised right knee; day-to-day.

Damaso Marte: Sore left shoulder; claims he'll be ready in a few days, not expected to go on DL.

Jorge Posada: Stiff neck; should be able to play in final spring training game against organizational minor league All-Stars tomorrow.

Francisco Cervelli: Hamstring; caught some balls in bullpen and took batting practice, should be on Opening Day roster.

Alfredo Aceves: Back; Possibly the most likely candidate for the DL, will throw tomorrow and will determine from there.

Overall, there is nothing too serious right now, but it is always a cause for concern when players don't know if they will be starting the season on the roster or disabled list.


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