• Kennedy & Johnson Out At AAA

    Posted by on April 29th, 2009 · Comments (1)

    Bad news for the 1960 Democratic Party presidential ticket down in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…

    Via Chad Jennings

    Ian Kennedy might skip his next turn in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees rotation, and Jason Johnson will certainly miss his.

    Johnson has a partially torn labrum and will go to Tampa to rehab the injury. He said his shoulder has bothered him since spring training, and after allowing seven runs in the first inning on Sunday, he went for tests that revealed the extent of the injury on Tuesday.

    “After that last start, I figured there was no sense staying here and being a liability on the team,” he said.

    Johnson’s next turn in the rotation is Friday, which is now listed as TBA.

    Saturday’s Yankees starter is also listed as TBA after Kennedy left Monday night’s game in Rochester with numbness in his throwing hand.

    Kennedy had two outs in the fifth inning when he was removed because of numbness in one of his fingers. He was sent for tests in Rochester after the game and spent Tuesday in New York with a Yankees team doctor.

    Details of those tests were not immediately available.

    “We don’t have anything concrete yet.” said Kennedy in an e-mail. “I’m having more tests done tomorrow.”

    Stick a fork in Johnson – as he wasn’t an effective pitcher before this injury. And, good luck to Kennedy. I believe that all in Yankeeland think of David Cone when we hear something like this news. I hope it all works out for Ian.

    With Hughes up, and Johnson and Kennedy out, the Yanks’ Triple-A rotation needs bodies. Maybe this is a break for George Kontos and a chance to get promoted from Double-A Trenton?

    Comments on Kennedy & Johnson Out At AAA

    1. Raf
      April 29th, 2009 | 10:22 am

      Bad news for the 1960 Democratic Party presidential ticket down in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…

      JR Richard, David Cone, and Whitey Ford quickly came to mind when hearing about Kennedy. Jason Johnson was filler, so I wasn’t too concerned about him.

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