5 Injured New York Yankees Players Who Hopefully Come Back Soon
5 Injured New York Yankees Who Hopefully Come Back Soon
It seems that everybody on the New York Yankees is on the Disabled List. Every week, a new player joins the other players who are on the DL. I cannot remember the last time a team had as many players on the DL as the Yankees do. I’ve lost count of the total number of players who are hurt.
The team is somehow nine games over .500. You really should give this team credit. Counted out at the beginning of the season, baseball writers were saying that the Yankees will be lucky if they finish above fourth place in the East. So far, the Yankees are the ones having the last laugh as they are tied with the Texas Rangers for the best record in the American League.
I am not going to get carried away. It is only May. Tons of teams in the past have started off strong but eventually started to fade. I hope that this is not the case for the Yankees. I want this team to be legit and if they keep playing like this, they will be the surprise of the AL. Let’s see how the rest of the season goes.
Despite the success, there are still injured players who are an integral part of the team. Some of the back-ups have stepped up nicely, but others are not doing as well as I hoped they would. The sooner the injured players come back, the better this team will be. What I have decided to do is make a list of the players who I hope come back soon.
His 3.86 ERA is not impressive but you never want a reliever on the DL. Each time a reliever goes on the DL means that the bridge to Mariano Rivera is at risk.
Vernon Wells is doing an admirable job filling in for Granderson, but imagine a line-up consisting of Wells and Granderson. If Wells continues to do what he's doing and Granderson returns to his role of hitting home runs, that lineup could be scary.
He won't be back until July, but anyone is better than Eduardo Nunez.
Lyle Overbay does have 20 RBIs, but the .263 batting average is unimpressive. I also miss Teixeira's glove.
I highly doubt that Chris Nelson, who was recently acquired from the Colorado Rockies, is the solution at third base until Alex Rodriguez gets back. Youkilis was struggling before being placed on the DL, but I have a feeling that he's going to start showing the Yankees why they signed him when he gets back.