New York Yankees: Injury Report Update After 1 Month
The New York Yankees have been one of the more surprising teams of April due to their success despite a lack of talent on their active roster. However, that isn't to say that they lack talent on the disabled list.
The Yankees' starting shortstop, first baseman, center fielder, third baseman, designated hitter, catcher and two of their starting pitchers are currently on the disabled list. Most of them have not yet played this season and have serious injuries that could keep them out for a large portion of the season.
How soon can the Yankees expect their stars back? Ahead is an update of the Yankees' major injuries this season.
Yankees fans saw their season flash before their eyes during Game 1 of the American League Championship Series as their captain and leader fell to the ground on the infield dirt. After breaking his ankle, Jeter vowed to be back by Opening Day.
However, multiple setbacks have kept Jeter out through all of April, and there is no return in sight. Most reports have him returning after the All-Star break, if at all this season.
After tearing a tendon in his wrist during spring training, Mark Teixeira has been trying to work his way back as soon as possible to bolster the anemic Yankees lineup.
After taking swings and resuming some baseball activities that he was previously unable to participate in, Teixeira should be back by early June to play first base in the Bronx.
Granderson has emerged as a true middle-of-the-order threat in his three years in New York, averaging 36 home runs per season and topping 40 for the past two years.
After breaking his right forearm in the spring, he resumed hitting activities this week and recorded his first live at-bat since the injury this week. General manager Brian Cashman said that Granderson would need 50 at-bats upon resuming hitting before he could return. That gives him a timetable of roughly two weeks before his return.
Many fans believe the Jesus Montero-for-Michael Pineda trade will define Brian Cashman's career as the Yankees's general manager.
Montero has shown flashes of greatness in Seattle, but he remains without a position. The other side of the deal still can't be judged, as Pineda has yet to pitch for the Yankees after experiencing shoulder issues in spring training in 2012 and had season-ending shoulder surgery.
Still in rehab, Pineda hopes to finally have an impact in New York this season. Some exciting news has recently surfaced, as he has thrown up to 95 mph in extended spring training. He is expected back by June at the earliest.
Alex Rodriguez has found controversy under every proverbial rock he's turned over in his tenure in New York. For five years, it was acceptable, as his production was MVP-caliber and he brought the Yankees their 27th World Series title.
Since then, A-Rod has been plagued by injuries, and his production has taken a serious hit as he has aged. Most of the injuries he has had over the past two to three years have been hip related, including his current injury. He has resumed baseball activities in Tampa and is expected back sometime after the All-Star break.