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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The SportsXchange: Monday a big day for Yankees ailing OF Beltran

Carlos could use a few more 5-hour Energy drinks.

Monday appears to be decision day for Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran.
Beltran, currently on the 15-day disabled list with a bone spur in his right elbow,
will reportedly take some test swings on Monday to gauge progress in his recovery.

If pain persists surgery may be required. And the 37-year-old veteran could be out
until late July.

“We’ll kind of keep our fingers cross for Monday and how that goes and go from
there,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “They told us if there was surgery, it would
be eight-to-10 weeks. I’m assuming it’s from the time he has surgery.”

JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: May 22, 2014 at 10:58 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: carlos beltran, injury, old coot, yankees

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   1. villageidiom Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:03 PM (#4711470)
Finally! I've been waiting a long time for the "old coot" newsbeat to have an article.
   2. AROM Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:13 PM (#4711482)
You sign an old broken down guy like Beltran, you should be prepared for injuries. Luckily, they have a speedy young Japanese slap hitter around. They should give the kid a chance.
   3. Swoboda is freedom Posted: May 22, 2014 at 01:20 PM (#4711488)
I am torn. I like Beltran and hope he is ok, but then again, he is a Yankee.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: May 22, 2014 at 02:05 PM (#4711542)
You sign an old broken down guy like Beltran, you should be prepared for injuries.


When they signed him, he was old but not broken down.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 22, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4711670)
Luckily, they have a speedy young Japanese slap hitter around. They should give the kid a chance.

That "kid" is hitting .359/.397/.422, BTW.
   6. KT's Pot Arb Posted: May 22, 2014 at 06:57 PM (#4711786)
That "kid" is hitting .359/.397/.422, BTW


Somewhere in Las Vegas, a bleary Pete Rose awakens, feeling some great foreboding, and pours himself another shot of Hennessys...
   7. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:54 PM (#4711819)
#6 is brilliant. From Vegas to Hennessys.....

   8. Walt Davis Posted: May 23, 2014 at 01:31 AM (#4711932)
Time for a 3-way trade of Beltran/Fielder/Granderson.

I hardly want to defend the guy but the idiot Amaro signed Marlon Byrd for 2/$16 and he's hitting 299/343/491 (127 OPS+) and has 1.2 WAR already. He might pay off that deal by the end of the year.
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 23, 2014 at 02:21 AM (#4711939)
I hardly want to defend the guy but the idiot Amaro signed Marlon Byrd for 2/$16 and he's hitting 299/343/491 (127 OPS+) and has 1.2 WAR already. He might pay off that deal by the end of the year.

It's not August yet, but this post from the now-closed thread on the Byrd signing is looking dicey:
5. Davo Dozier Posted: November 12, 2013 at 02:29 PM (#4598729)
If Marlon Byrd is still an everyday player by August, I will eat my shoe.

Might be time for another cooking thread.
   10. SoCalDemon Posted: May 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM (#4712113)
It's not August yet, but this post from the now-closed thread on the Byrd signing is looking dicey:
5. Davo Dozier Posted: November 12, 2013 at 02:29 PM (#4598729)
If Marlon Byrd is still an everyday player by August, I will eat my shoe.

Might be time for another cooking thread.


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