Monday, June 27, 2011

Here is the injury report out of Tampa, Florida from the Associated Press.  New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter did not let a thunderstorm deter him from increasing his workouts.
He went indoors and then came back out when the thunderstorms were gone. 
The Yankees captain, on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf, took batting practice on the field for the first time and started a running program Monday.  He will not be coming back on Wednesday when he is eligible but he could probably return for the weekend series at Citi Field against the Mets.  The Mets fans don't want to see him come back and get his 3000th hit at Citi Field but I could see that happening.  It wouldn't be the same as home but that would be close at least the same city. 

Jeter took 30 swings in batting practice. He fielded seven grounders on the grass before rain forced a stop. After a brief delay, Jeter returned to the field for three light sprints and some agility-related drills.

“Everything’s good,” Jeter said. “Steps in the right direction.”

Other Yankees also continued their rehabilitation.

Infielder Eric Chavez, out with a broken left foot, took batting practice with Jeter.  Chavez is a guy that will be a welcome addition as he can play the corner infield spots and he has some life in his bat. 

Right-hander Bartolo Colon, sidelined with a strained right hamstring, threw four innings of 15-pitches each in a simulated game.  It looks like he could return for the Mets series this weekend or maybe shortly after next week.  He was pitching so well and it will be interesting to see if anything changes after being on the DL or he just picks up where he left off. 

Colon struck out three and allowed two hits, including one to injured minor league outfielder Slade Heathcott, who was the Yankees’ first round draft pick in 2009.

There have been discussions on whether Colon will need a minor league outing or if he could be ready to pitch against the New York Mets this weekend.  They haven't decided anything yet, when they do they will announce it. 

Left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano, on the DL with a left shoulder tear, made 15 soft throws off a bullpen mound.  I guess this is a good sign since he hasn't done anything yet.  He is a guy they could really use, they need two lefties and he is such a good one. 

Converted reliever Mark Prior, on the DL at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre because of a strained groin, is scheduled to throw off a mound for the second time in four days on Tuesday.  It is amazing what happened to this guys career.  He has just had injury after injury the last few years.  He was a top prospect and at the top of his game when the Cubs were in the NLCS and almost reached the World Series and then everything went south for him. 

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