Yankees Injury Update: Gardner, Solarte, Billings

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Billings goes on the DL after pitching in one game.

Let's start with the good news: Brett Gardner and Yangervis Solarte were both held out of last night's lineup due to injuries, but they are both expected to be okay. After being hit in the foot by a pitch during Saturday night's game, Gardner was experiencing soreness yesterday. The good news is that the X-ray results were negative, and Gardner said that his foot felt better than he expected. Hopefully he'll be able to rest it today and be back in the lineup ASAP. Solarte's shoulder was reportedly bothering him from a dive that he made the other day, and Girardi elected to sit him in order to give him two days of rest. Tests on his shoulder were negative and he should be back in the lineup on Tuesday, barring any setbacks.

In other, not as good news, the bullpen has turned into a revolving door. Bruce Billings was place on the 15-day DL on Sunday with a strained right forearm. This coming after he was called up just a few days ago and pitched rather poorly in a grand total of one game. Preston Claiborne was called back up in his place, which is allowed despite his having just been optioned, because he's replacing an injured player.

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