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Carlos Beltran has a bone spur in his elbow

May 13, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

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Carlos Beltran left last night’s game after hyperextending his elbow while taking swings in the batting cage between at-bats. He had an MRI. The result: he has been diagnosed with a bone spur in his right elbow.

Beltran received a cortisone shot to deal with the pain and hopes to avoid the disabled list. If it doesn’t respond to that, surgery is a possibility.

  1. bronxbomber213 - May 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    This team is such a joke!! Didn’t see any of these injuries coming………

    • braddavery - May 13, 2014 at 5:23 PM

      I’m not a Yankees fan, but I know they are currently 1.5 games out of 1st place in their division. How is that a “joke”?

      • bronxbomber213 - May 13, 2014 at 8:40 PM

        Your not a Yankees fan so therefor don’t watch all the games like I do so check them out for a week and get back to me!! The Joke is spending 400 million to have the same team as last year…that’s the best punchline of all!!

      • braddavery - May 20, 2014 at 2:32 PM

        And now they are in 1st. Silly, silly joke of 1st place.

  2. mikhelb - May 13, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Amazes me they are 1.5 games below 1st place after Girardi has blown three consecutive games with a lead or a tied game and refusing to use his best reliever (Robertson) because he is a closer and “closers are for closing”, so he has allowed lesser pitchers to blow the lead before the 9th inning, and pitched another guy instead of Robertson because “closers do not pitch in tied games on the road”.

    Oh yeah, Robertson now has pitched twice in 9 days, 6 times in the past 16 days, more or less when they began to descend.

    • yankeesfanlen - May 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM

      I agree, but Shawn Kelley should also be told to “suck it up”

  3. markofapro - May 13, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    A cortisone shot is supposed to fix a bone spur?

    • 18thstreet - May 14, 2014 at 9:42 AM

      In 1978, Butch Hobson played a whole season at 3rd base with bone spurs in his elbow. (I mean, it was crazy, but it happened. In other news, the Red Sox blew a 14-game lead, so they weren’t exactly known for smart management of their players. Thanks, Gerbil!) So it’s at least hypothetically possible to play with them.

  4. disgracedfury - May 13, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    The only good thing is the rest of the AL East is as injured or inconsistence as us.The Yankees are usally a second half team anyway.

  5. proudlycanadian - May 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Yankee gloom, despair and agony. If it weren’t for bad luck they would have no luck at all.

  6. righthandofjustice - May 14, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    “Beltran said MRI found ***OLD*** bone spur, took cortisone shot, hoping that takes pain away with no DL”

    Good job for the Yankee medical team before signing Beltran for so much money. They probably have borrowed Bud Selig’s blind eye on that OLD bone spur.

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