From the AP -
Yankees right fielder Bobby Abreu is expected to miss at least two weeks after straining his right oblique during batting practice Monday, an injury manager Joe Torre said won’t cause the team to make a new push for Bernie Williams to report.
Torre said Abreu will be ready for opening day.
“He didn’t feel anything until he was hitting,” Torre said. “It’s just one of those things. I guess the good news is it’s early. You can afford a couple weeks right now.”
Abreu was scheduled to undergo tests Monday.
Torre said there are no plans to contact Williams, who rejected the Yankees’ offer of a minor league contract and spring training invite.
Two weeks? Try six weeks – that’s what it takes, most times, for an oblique situation. (Unless you’re Carl Pavano, then you’re done for most of the season.)
If it’s six weeks, then Abreu would miss, around, the first two weeks of the season. Looks like Kevin Thompson might get to collect some big league meal money checks for a tad to start the season.