Morning Bits: Sweep, Posada, A-Rod, Gardner, Thames, Aceves, Johnson
After a HOF weekend, here are a few quick items on the morning:
- Thanks to Jorge Posada (and others, of course), the Yankees swept the Astros over the weekend.
- Speaking of Posada, he left last night’s game after catching 8 innings. He says his foot was “tired.”
- Initially, Posada told Joe Girardi the foot was sore, but he has since backtracked on the word “sore.”
- A-Rod, out with hip flexor tendinitis, has responded well to treatment. He could return tomorrow.
- Brett Gardner collected two hits yesterday and stole a base, but he says his thumb is not yet 100%.
- Gardner made it clear that his thumb won’t be 100% “for a while” and that he’ll have to be careful.
- In case you missed it, Marcus Thames was placed on the 15-day DL with a right hamstring strain.
- With Thames out, Chad Huffman was recalled from Scranton (279/.344/.416, 5 HR, 53 games).
- Alfredo Aceves threw off of flat ground on Saturday and felt no pain in his back (bulging disk).
- And, to cap off this recap/injury update, Nick Johnson had the brace removed from his wrist.
He can do day-to-day activities, but he’s still not cleared to start hitting.
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