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New York Yankees Roster Report 2009-05-05


New York Yankees Roster Report 2009-05-05
The Yankees surprisingly posted the worst ERA in the league a little after the season's first month despite luring top starters CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett. They faced one injury after another and still escaped April with a winning record. And after all that, they're back to where they were back in spring training -- bracing for Alex Rodriguez to take center stage for better or worse. No doubt the Yankees can't wait to get Rodriguez's bat back in the lineup as he prepares to return from hip surgery. But along with that comes the swirling headlines that have begun to gust before he returned -- among them the fallout from the "A-Rod" biography as well as a reported investigation by Major League Baseball to see if Rodriguez did take performance-enhancing drugs more often than he's admitted to already.

PLAYER NEWS:

--C Jorge Posada suffered a right hamstring injury while running the bases in the sixth inning of the Yankees' 6-4 loss to the Red Sox Monday. Joe Girardi told reporters Posada would have an MRI Tuesday and would not play against the Red Sox. Posada, who was starting at designated hitter Monday, also missed two starts last week with a sore right hamstring.

--OF Nick Swisher returned to the lineup Monday after missing one game with a sore right elbow. Swisher was hit on the elbow by a pitch from the Angels' Jered Weaver on Friday.

--RHP Alfredo Aceves was recalled from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Aceves takes the spot of RHP Anthony Claggett, who was recalled Sunday. Aceves, 26, made his big league debut with the Yankees last year, when he went 1-0 with a 2.40 ERA in six games (four starts).

--LHP Phil Coke retired the only batter he faced Monday and has not been scored upon in his last eight outings, a span of 6 1/3 innings in which Coke has allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out three.

MEDICAL WATCH:

C Jorge Posada (right hamstring) was injured while running the bases May 4. He was scheduled to be examined May 5, and manager Joe Girardi said he will not play in the second game of the Red Sox series.

LHP Damaso Marte (left shoulder soreness) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 3.

OF Nick Swisher (sore right elbow) left the May 1 game, and he sat out May 2. He may play on May 4.

RHP Brian Bruney (sore right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 22.

RHP Chien-Ming Wang (hip weakness) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 19 with an ailment connected to the season-ending Lisfranc foot injury he suffered last year. He pitched May 2 in extended spring training.

3B Cody Ransom (right quadriceps tear) went on the 60-day disabled list April 26.

OF Xavier Nady (sore right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 15. He will try to rehab the injury without surgery.

DH Hideki Matsui (left knee surgery in September 2008) won't play in the field before June.

3B Alex Rodriguez (arthroscopic right hip surgery in March 2009) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He resumed baseball activities April 13, and he began playing in extended spring training in late April. He is expected to return to the Yankees by mid-May.

ROTATION:

LHP CC Sabathia

RHP A.J. Burnett

LHP Andy Pettitte

RHP Joba Chamberlain

RHP Phil Hughes

BULLPEN:

RHP Mariano Rivera (closer)

LHP Phil Coke

RHP Edwar Ramirez

RHP Jose Veras

RHP Jonathan Albaladejo

RHP David Robertson

RHP Mark Melancon

RHP Alfredo Aceves

CATCHERS:

Jorge Posada

Jose Molina

INFIELDERS:

1B Mark Teixeira

2B Robinson Cano

SS Derek Jeter

3B Angel Berroa

INF Ramiro Pena

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Johnny Damon

CF Brett Gardner

RF Nick Swisher

DH Hideki Matsui

OF Melky Cabrera


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 5, 2009

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