• Sheff To Return To DL?

    Posted by on May 31st, 2006 · Comments (3)

    From the Daily News -

    Just as the Yankees thought Gary Sheffield was getting healthy, they find out he may be heading right back to the disabled list.

    Sheffield was frustrated and despondent last night as he exited Comerica Park, stopping only briefly to talk with the Daily News and one other reporter. Wearing a heavy wrap on his left hand, Sheffield admitted that he has suffered a new injury to his already-ailing wrist and believes he could be facing another long layoff.

    “Yeah,” Sheffield said when asked directly if he thought he might need to go back on the DL. “As soon as I picked up the bat to warm up (yesterday afternoon), it felt like my wrist came off. …I don’t know what’s going on. I felt like (the previous sprain) was getting better, but it’s in a different spot now. It’s right on the wrist, right on the bone. It’s really painful.”

    And, if that’s not bad enough, check out this news from Newsday:

    Count out Richard Hidalgo and Jason Romano as potential outfield options. Both former major-leaguers no longer are working out in Tampa. “We’ve decided to pull the plug on that,” general manager Brian Cashman said.

    So, expect to see Melky in RF – which is great – and some rotation of Bernie, Bubba, Long and Damon filling the slots in LF and CF while Sheff is out.

    Comments on Sheff To Return To DL?

    1. Rich
      May 31st, 2006 | 9:55 am

      Melky has a great arm. I am really surprised at how strong it is. That throw from left last night left my mouth agape. He definitely looks a lot more comfortable in the OF now too, which is really great for the team.

      Damon is nursing his foot and will miss about “a game a week.” I’m a little worried about how severe his injury is and what it means for the club. An OF of Long/Bubba/Bernie is quite possibly my worst nightmare and it will probably come true when Joe subs Bernie/Bubba as a “defensive replacement” for the Milkman.

      Hey Columbus, can Kevin come out (read: up) and play?

    2. festus
      May 31st, 2006 | 10:33 am

      As much as I hate the Sheff-less lineup, they need to sit him down until he’s healed and can play consistently. There’s nothing like a lingering, aggravated wrist injury to ruin a season. Matter of fact, this goes for Damon, Jeter, and Posada. Is there just nothing you can do with Damon and Posada’s injuries? If 3 weeks off for both would help, I would do it. They look like Night of the Living Dead out there. I could crawl faster than Posada right now. I know they’re extremely short-handed, but I think even if they fall a few games back it’d be worth having a healthier team for the 2nd half rather than literally limping into the playoffs.

    3. Don
      May 31st, 2006 | 5:38 pm

      Sheffield would have a miraculous recovery if the team picked up his option. Par for the course for this guy. Sayonara…. I hope.

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