• The Mystery Of Eduardo Nunez

    Posted by on June 24th, 2013 · Comments (4)

    Via the Times, three weeks ago:

    When Eduardo Nunez felt a twinge in his left side during a game against the Oakland Athletics on May 5, forcing him out of the lineup, the Yankees did not think the injury was serious. Nunez thought the pain was from indigestion.

    “We thought he was ready to go again, but he took swings and I guess he’s not ready to go,” Manager Joe Girardi said.

    General Manager Brian Cashman said Nunez would have a magnetic resonance imaging test this week to see if the injury had worsened.

    “They keep testing the rib cage area to see what’s going on there, and so far it’s been negative,” Cashman said. “He keeps hitting a wall.”

    The setback was a bewildering twist that extended what had already been a longer-than-expected absence. Girardi said it was typical for the Yankees in a season full of injuries.

    It’s been almost two months now hat Nunez has been out. Something is fishy here.

    Comments on The Mystery Of Eduardo Nunez

    1. June 24th, 2013 | 1:49 pm

      Wasn’t he on the DL for large portion of last year’s minor league season? He’s starting to look like a middle infield version of Nick Johnson (without any of the upside).

    2. June 24th, 2013 | 2:04 pm

      I wonder if he’s milking it to stay on the majors payroll with all those perks, rather than come back and face getting sent down to the minors (where life is not that nice and rich)?

    3. redbug
      June 24th, 2013 | 5:32 pm

      @ Steve L.:

      Would the Yankees be that foolish to allow that?

      Stupid question. Never mind.

    4. KPOcala
      June 24th, 2013 | 5:45 pm

      Possibly he has a back issue that isn’t obvious. Back injuries can manifest in a myriad of ways… And before anyone jumps me with, “wouldn’t the team doctors know?” argument, talk to Ellsbury about doctors. Or your neighbor 😉

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