• Mo May Need Scope

    Posted by on September 26th, 2008 · Comments (3)

    Via Tyler Kepner

    Mariano Rivera pitched four times in five days before the Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention this week. On Thursday, he left the team to return to New York for a magnetic resonance imaging exam on his right shoulder.

    There is some fear that Rivera could need arthroscopic surgery, although the procedure would be minor and would not be expected to affect him next spring.

    “The only way that would happen is if tests indicate that should happen,” General Manager Brian Cashman said of the surgery. “I can’t say at this point.”

    Cashman said Rivera expressed a small level of discomfort to team trainers but would not have been sent home if the Yankees were still in the race. He said he expected Rivera to rejoin the team in Boston on Friday and be available to pitch this weekend.

    Posada, Jeter, Pettitte and now Rivera have had some injury issue this season. Then again, at least they’re still standing…which is more than you can say for the rest of the 1994 Columbus Clippers.

    Comments on Mo May Need Scope

    1. Raf
      September 26th, 2008 | 10:46 am

      I was hoping Sam Horn would get the call in 94. Just wanted to see him take aim at RF/RCF.

    2. MJ
      September 26th, 2008 | 12:41 pm

      I gotta say, when I saw Mo pitch 4 times in 5 days, I had a feeling that we’d hear about it coming back to bite us. The good thing is that he’ll have all fall/winter to rehab and hopefully come back as good as new.

    3. redbug
      September 26th, 2008 | 5:56 pm

      Mo’s been quoted as saying he’s been hurting all year. How did he manage to have such an incredible year?

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