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Monday, April 14, 2014

UPDATE: Francisco Cervelli to be placed on DL, Brian Roberts day-to-day

By on 4/14/2014 04:36:00 PM

The New York Yankees have had plenty of injury news coming out today.  Our own Matt Musico covered the developing story on Brian McCann's injured finger.  During last night's game, Francisco Cervelli clutched his hamstring as he ran to first base.  That story was immediately covered by Raymond Bureau.  We have an update on Cervelli's condition as well as news on Brian Roberts.

Francisco Cervelli
The Yankees' backup catcher appears to have hurt the hamstring worse than they hoped for.  Bryan Hoch of with the update:
"Francisco Cervelli's career with the Yankees is about to take another unfortunate twist. The catcher appeared to injure his right hamstring during New York's 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday and is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list."
His MRI results have yet to be announced but it sounds as though the Yankees are preparing to place him on the DL.  Bryan Hoch states that Austin Romine is the most likely option to be called up from Triple-A Scranton.  Ichiro Suzuki came in to pinch run and he stayed in the game to play right field with Carlos Beltran coming in to play first base.  Cervelli is hitting .188 this season through sixteen at-bats with just one double & one RBI.

UPDATE 16:35 EST: Cervelli will definitely be placed on the DL after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain, as reported by Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York. Matthews notes that Giancarlo Stanton missed six weeks last season with a similar strain. The team has still not announced who will be called up yet.

Brian Roberts
Roberts didn't play last night & it was announced during the game that he had been sent for an MRI due to lower back soreness.  From Kiernan Darcy of
""The MRI came back clean, so [Roberts] is more day to day," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the game."
The Yankees are off today as they start a mini two-game set at home against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.  It wouldn't be a surprise to see Roberts given another day or two off to be sure of his recovery.  Roberts has had a slow start to the season, hitting just .129 through 31 at-bats with 1 RBI.  He's drawn eight walks though to have an OBP of .300.

Stay tuned to Sports Injury Alert for future updates on these two Yankees.

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