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Friday, May 02, 2008

Posada to return in six weeks?

Well, it's apparently unanimous: all the doctors Jorge Posada consulted say he has rotator cuff tendinitis. He may have surgery in the off-season, but for now, they're hoping conservative treatment works. If it does, he could be back in five or six weeks.

Uh, boy. I think that's what Bubba had last year. Conservative treatment doesn't always work. And even when it does work, it can take a lot longer than six weeks. Five or six weeks is probably extremely optimistic.

Apparently, the doctors told Posada to shut it down for six weeks. But the Yankees don't want to wait that long, and are going to try to get him throwing again after only two weeks' rest.

In other medical news...Phil Hughes found out that he's nearsighted, and needs glasses. (Probably spends too much time on the computer, blogging and shopping for baseball cards on eBay.) I guess that's why he kept crossing up poor Chris Stewart. But jeez, don't they give the players vision tests during those spring training physicals?

The Bats lost tonight. Andy Phillips started at 1B and went 1 for 4. Paul Janish was 0 for 4. His family e-mailed the Bats radio guys tonight, and got into a little argument about who his #1 fan was. His dad Tom apparently tried to claim he was, but mom Debbie would have none of that. His girlfriend and high school coach apparently also e-mail from time to time. And his mom said she was coming to Louisville for Mother's Day. (Awwww....)

posted by BubbaFan, 10:53 PM


What happens if Posada comes back in a few months and Molina is batting .170 with health concerns, while Moeller is batting .330 or so and is in better shape...
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, May 03, 2008 5:39 AM  
I'm sure the Yankees would love to have that problem. I like Chad Moeller, but I seriously doubt he'll bat .330 for the entire season.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, May 03, 2008 6:17 AM  
I bet the Yanks are fuming over Nieves' success.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, May 03, 2008 4:52 PM  

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