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Carlos Beltran injures his elbow taking practice swings

May 13, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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Carlos Beltran let last night’s game against the Mets after hyperextending his right elbow working in the indoor batting cage between his at-bats. He had an MRI last night to check on it. No results yet.

He was 0-for-3 before exiting and he’s hitting .234 on the season. Meanwhile Ichiro, Teixeira and Sabathia are injured too.

What a drag it is getting old.

  1. TheMorningStar - May 13, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Man o man, when healthy the 2014 Yankees are as good as any team; hopefully they don’t get fully healthy in September.

    • Jack Marshall - May 13, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      So are the 1927 Yankees. By September, this team is likely to look like the 2012 Red Sox, unless Cashman is insane. He needs to dump some contracts and get some prospects, because this team can only get older as it is currently configured.

      • TheMorningStar - May 13, 2014 at 12:50 PM

        Nah, the ’27 Yankees were subservient to the 1930 Philadelphia Athletics.

        And when i nentioned the 2014 Yankees being as good as any other team, in meant any other 2014 team.

      • robwhite2003 - May 13, 2014 at 1:12 PM

        you mean other teams prospects?

  2. unclemosesgreen - May 13, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    I hurt my elbow just watching Hunter Pence’s practice swing.

  3. barrybondsisthealltimehomerunking - May 13, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    When you look at that team it’s hard to imagine they have the 2nd highest payroll in baseball, they just aren’t that good.

    • apkyletexas - May 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      And it makes you feel sorry for them, doesn’t it?

      No it doesn’t. Not one bit.

  4. 18thstreet - May 13, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Not that I was rooting for injuries, but I always thought Beltran would get injured fielding, not swinging.

    The Yankees offseason is showing some successes — Ellsbury is playing great, Kelly Johnson’s been a surprise, and Tanaka and Kuroda have been terrific. But with McCann struggling, Beltran struggling (and now hurt), you’d have to give the Yankees a C-minus for their offseason. And that’s BEFORE looking at the money or the years.

    • Jack Marshall - May 13, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      Kuroda’s been terrific? If that’s your standard, you should give the whole team as least a B…

      • 18thstreet - May 13, 2014 at 12:49 PM

        [Looks at stats]
        [Looks at feet]
        [Starts whistling.]

        Who said anything about Kuroda being terrific? That doesn’t sound like something I’d say.

        [Backs out of room.]
        [Closes door silently behind.]

  5. cmoney4949 - May 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Love it. They tried to buy another ring with a bunch of over the hill players. The payroll for their team in the next few years is going to be laughable. Expect for Tanaka and Ellsbury the pickups are a disaster. In the summer expect a drop off for Tanaka also. Its not nearly as hot in Japan as it will be here.

    • sandwiches4ever - May 13, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      Wait, I thought the narrative was that Tanaka would struggle because it was too cold. Now, it’s that it’s too hot?

    • trbmb - May 13, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      Yes, it appears the Cashman methodology, i.e.. empty the vault and go buy whatever is needed, may not be working for the cash man. He might at some point, during his extended GM reign, have to actually draft and develop players. Not sure if he knows how to do that.

    • Jack Marshall - May 13, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      Don’t look now, but Ellsbury is falling off too.

    • soberlyf - May 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      Yeah, Tanaka only has the best record in baseball and Ellsbury has been a terror with the bat. He’s on pace for about 45 SB, 46 doubles, 100 runs and 85 ribs. Yanks were solidly in 1st before losing 3 starters, but Ok, we’ll go with your mindless post.

      • cmoney4949 - May 13, 2014 at 12:27 PM

        I don’t think 5-0 is the best record in baseball history. Don’t count whatever he did in Japan, its not MLB hitters over there. You can’t be solidly in first after one month by a game and a half. Keep drinking the kool aid. The yankees will be luck to finish .500.

      • robwhite2003 - May 13, 2014 at 1:17 PM

        Buehrle is 7-1 and Elsburys average is dropping.

      • nbjays - May 13, 2014 at 3:04 PM

        Solidly in 1st? Have they led the division my more than a game so far this season? It isn’t a solid lead if one night of baseball can erase it.

  6. shanabartels - May 13, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    I’m surprised nobody else has posted the obvious punchline yet. Carlos Beltran injured himself taking practice swings, whereas Ryan Braun injured a teammate taking practice swings. Insert your character judgment punchline of choice here. Snort.

    • soberlyf - May 13, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      Sure, ‘Rods are bad..swinging a bat in the dugout, bad.

  7. TheMorningStar - May 13, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Guess the regular Yankee fan contributors are sitting this one out?

    Its ok Yankee fans, this is what happens when your team is ancient…and vastly overpayed.

  8. robwhite2003 - May 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Here’s your by product of these hefty, guaranteed contracts idiots. Pansy ass “Ball Players”, milking their ailments. Guess what MLB? badminton players just surpassed you in toughness.

    • nbjays - May 13, 2014 at 3:07 PM

      What are you doing here badmouthing baseball players? Shouldn’t you be over at Pro Badminton Talk or something?

      /sarcasm
      :-)

  9. paprey - May 13, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Beltran got hurt because he was still trying to time his swing against Adam Wainwright. At least this time he got the bat off his shoulder.

  10. nclrbrt - May 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    For once I agree with Calcaterra. What a drag it is getting old.

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