Friday, April 26, 2013

Yankees Ordering Bubble Wrap To Protect Players

The Yankees regulars continue to drop flies, with both Francisco Cervelli and Ivan Nova gone from Friday night's game with Toronto by the third inning.

Cervelli took a foul tip off his right hand and the Twitter rumor mill has him suffering a fracture of some type. Michael Kay mentioned that Austin Romine was pulled in the middle of an inning for Scranton this evening, which means he is on his way to New York. Hopefully Chris Stewart stays healthy for the remainder of the evening.

John Flahert tweeted that he will be playing in his first Old Timer's game in June. I responded that he may have to play tonight if Stewart goes down.

Nova meanwhile was in a 1-1 game when he left for an unknown reason. He allowed a base hit and immediately was joined at the mound by Stewart, the home plate ump, Joe Girardi, and trainer Steve Donahue. He was replaced by David Phelps, who would be a candidate to slide into the rotation if Nova misses any time.

UPDATE - 8:35 PM - Cervelli has a fractured hand that will require surgery and will miss a minimum of six weeks. Meanwhile Nova felt elbow pain and is going for an MRI.

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