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David Robertson slept on his arm funny, has a stiff shoulder

Mar 7, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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As if the Yankees didn’t already have enough health issues wrecking their roster now setup man David Robertson is sidelined by shoulder stiffness.

Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger reports that Robertson’s scheduled appearance Tuesday night was canceled when he had trouble getting warmed up, with the right-hander explaining that he slept on his arm funny the night before.

According to Robertson he’d be available out of the bullpen if this were the regular season, but obviously the Yankees will be keeping an eye on him.

  1. zzalapski - Mar 7, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Last year he got hurt in spring training while moving boxes. This year he got hurt in spring training while sleeping.

    If the Yankees want him to be an integral part of a post-Rivera bullpen, maybe they should let him skip spring training.

  2. icanspeel - Mar 7, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    It’s minor, but really seems like the Yankees are cursed this year.. Wouldn’t be surprised if in a few days they turn it into a shoulder injury and he is out a few months.

  3. mckludge - Mar 7, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    He slept funny? What, did he put on a pair of fake nose-and-glasses before he went to bed? Did a 10-minute set at The Chuckle Hut?

  4. bobulated - Mar 7, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    This reminds of the story about Greg Maddux’s sleeping habits; he claimed always wrapped his arm in a warm towel and slept on his back. Although with Maddux you have no idea if he was yanking some reporter’s chain when he said this.

  5. sandwiches4ever - Mar 7, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    He should sleep floating, in a pool. Or in bubble wrap. Maybe strap a large block of metal to him and balance him in mid-air between two powerful electromagnets.

  6. protius - Mar 7, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Front page, drivin’ news. David Robertson hilarious in bed: Wakes up with a stiffy.

    • polonelmeagrejr - Mar 8, 2013 at 7:06 AM

      protius – “Drive-in” Or is it “excuse me while I kiss this guy?”

      • protius - Mar 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

        Does breaking news drive into the front page, or does it drive the front page?

        Your turn.

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