The charts are in and we have some injury updates for you to look over:
Jacoby Ellsbury: Day-to-Day
Due Back: Tomorrow
Jacoby Ellsbury scratched w stomach bug... Almonte will start in his place #Yankees— Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) May 17, 2014
This isn't anything to worry about, but it's unfortunate nevertheless, considering they have a doubleheader tomorrow. Zoilo Almonte will finally get a chance to play and hopefully he fills in well.
CC Sabathia: 15-Day Disabled List
Due Back: TBD
Girardi says Sabathia will be off crutches monday, but due to unusual nature of his knee procedure, girardi seems unsure when he'll return.— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) May 17, 2014
CC's knee has been drained and has received an injection of cortisone and stem cells in an attempt stave off the degenerative condition he is currently facing. Joe Girardi doesn't sound too confident about when the supposed ace of the staff will return, but he will be reevaluated on Monday to see how his injury is reacting to the treatment. It looks like Chase Whitley, Vidal Nuno, and David Phelps will all remain in the rotation for a little while longer.
Michael Pineda: 15-Day Disabled List
Due Back: June
Pineda will throw a 25 pitch bullpen session tomorrow— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) May 17, 2014
It was reported that Michael Pineda would take a little longer to return than originally expected. Now that he's about to start pitching again, it won't be long before he's ready to return. Expect him back around the beginning of June and hopefully this time off has helped him more than it hurt him. Maybe in a few months we'll look back on this time as a saving grace because it allowed him to get later into the season without hitting his innings limit.
Shawn Kelley/Carlos Beltran: 15-Day Disabled List
Due Back: Late-May, TBD
Kelley has been out with a stiff back for awhile now and has not pitched in a game since May 6 against the Angels. His DL stint has been backdated so he'll be eligible to return in another four days. We should know by Monday if he's going to be ready in time or if the injury is going to linger for a bit longer.
Carlos Beltran has been waiting out his injured elbow for a few days now. He recently received a cortisone shot to help deal with the pain of the bone spur and he says that it has helped some. He's relatively pain free, but he hasn't been able to swing the bat, a problem that led to his placement on the DL. By the end of the 15 days we'll know whether or not he needs surgery or if he can wait until the season is over. It could end up being something to watch no matter what.