• Abraham: Major Surgery For Wang

    Posted by on July 28th, 2009 · Comments (5)

    Via Pete Abe -

    [Chien-Ming] Wang needs a tear in his capsule repaired, apparently. The capsule is the soft-tissue membrane. Typically, the capsule is tightened in surgery.

    The Yankees either don’t know or aren’t saying how long Wang will be out. But it will be for the rest of this season and quite likely some of next season as well. This will be Wang’s second shoulder surgery in eight years.

    There’s no way the Yankees are going to give Sergio Mitre ten-plus starts, with Wang out, from here until October. Considering that every decent Yankees starting pitching prospect in the minors is disabled, or so it seems, expect a trade for a starting pitcher soon.

    Comments on Abraham: Major Surgery For Wang

    1. Evan3457
      July 29th, 2009 | 12:41 am

      …And now Aceves has some sort of shoulder problem that the Yanks are hiding the full extent of because they don’t want it to get out and double the price of anyone they trade for.

      “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Captain has turned on the seat belt lights, and we now ask that you return to your seats, and fasten your seat belts securely. We may be encountering turbulence ahead.”

    2. Rich
      July 29th, 2009 | 6:56 am

      “Considering that every decent Yankees starting pitching prospect in the minors is disabled. .”

      That is precisely why they shouldn’t make a trade. Their system is too thin.

    3. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      July 29th, 2009 | 10:02 am

      Would be interesting if they get Washburn this time. A sub-3.00 ERA and a bulldog mentality, but he gives up a lot of flyballs so his performance has a lot to do with big expanses in Safeco, not to mention good OF defense. Not exactly the same thing in the Bronx, but he’d surely be a better bet than Brandon Arroyo.

    4. MJ
      July 29th, 2009 | 10:22 am

      Brandon Arroyo
      ———
      Tim McCarver’s tipping point as a credible baseball man. How can you make the same mistake over and over? Hysterical!

    5. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      July 29th, 2009 | 10:38 am

      Actually I was thinking of A-Rod calling him that, but you are right!

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