New York Yankees Face Injuries, Indians, Injuries, Rangers and Injuries

Bernadette PasleyContributor IJune 15, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Yankees leaves the game against the Cleveland Indians with trainer Gene Monohan in the seventh inning after suffering an injury on June 11, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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If you came here expecting to find a post titled Looking Back at the Indians Series, you won't find one.

I have been up to "here" with work and other things the last few days and I just couldn't find the time to sit down and write it. I'll just say I was glad to see the Yankees take three out of four from Cleveland and it was also nice to see them get off to a good start last night against the Texas Rangers.

What's not good is all the injured players the Yankees have right now.

The injury bug seems to have bitten them suddenly, right in solar plexus. According to the LoHud Yankees Blog, the Yankees have 11 players down right now.

Eleven? Including Russell Martin, who is day-to-day, I count 10:

Joba Chamberlain
Eric Chavez
Bartolo Colon
Pedro Feliciano
Phil Hughes
Derek Jeter
Damaso Marte
Russell Martin
Amaury Sanit
Rafael Soriano

Of all the men on this list, Bartolo Colon's name really jumps out at me.  Sure, Derek Jeter's quest for 3,000 hits has been put on hold, but as far as I'm concerned, Colon is the key. He's been the Yankees ace in my opinion.  He promised he'd be back in late June and I sure hope he's right.

As far as that 11th man goes, I'm completely stumped. If anyone knows, please let me know. Thank you.