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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Carlos Beltran, Chase Headley, Francisco Cervelli


By on 9/13/2014 04:00:00 PM

The Yankees' playoff hopes took a sharp dive when they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in Friday's doubleheader, leaving the New Yorkers five games back in the Wild Card race with only 16 games remaining and six other teams in the mix. They are again without three key players, whose status is updated below.
  • Carlos Beltran took swings on Saturday and noted "some improvement", reports Brian Hoch of MLB.com. Beltran is playing with bone spurs in his right elbow, for which he has already received three cortisone shots. The outfielder intends to postpone surgery until the off-season as he attempts to play through the pain. An eight-time All-Star, the 37-year-old Betran has posted a disappointing line of .236/.305/.409 (OPS+ 101) with 15 homers and 49 RBI in 105 games as he battled several injuries, including a concussion and the bone spurs which cost him 22 games in May and June. 
  • Third baseman Chase Headley is recovering from facial lacerations suffered when he was hit by a pitch on Thursday. He is batting .253/.356/.373 (OPS+ 108) with four homers and 13 RBI in 45 games since he was acquired from the San Diego Padres in a mid-season trade
  • Backup catcher Francisco Cervelli has not played since September 2 due to migraines. Cervelli is hitting .280/.341/.441 (OPS+ 121) in 40 games, also losing 55 games (April-June) with a strained right hamstring. The Yankees have said his migraines are not concussion related.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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