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.