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Yankees injury updates: Rodriguez, Nova, Romine, Robertson, Logan

More 2013 hijinks!

Patrick Smith

There was a slew of injuries last night during the Yankees' win over the Orioles, because of course there was. There's updates on some of the injure bullpen arms as well.

Alex Rodriguez left last night's game with a tight hamstring after scoring from second base. He was taken out of the game in the eighth inning after sliding into home plate and immediately grabbing his left hamstring. He iced his leg after the game and said it felt good. It doesn't appear to be serious, as no tests are planned, and there's a good chance he will simply be given a DH day today.

Ivan Nova was taken out of last night's game after throwing only 79 pitches. He apparently felt tightness in his triceps, but Joe Girardi isn't overly concerned and he is expected to make his next start. He has been pitching through tripes problems for awhile now and, though he doesn't want to miss a start, he understands he might need some extra rest.

It is very likely that Austin Romine has a concussion after he took a foul ball off the face mask in last night's game. Romine went down after the foul tip, but he seemed to be talking and laughing with Steve Donahue as they tended to him. In all likelihood he probably has a minor concussion that would require a 7-day DL stint if this wasn't already September. The problem is that if the Yankees need another catcher, someone will have to get the boot because the 40-man roster has already been cleared of anyone on the 15-day disabled list.

David Robertson felt fine after his bullpen and should be available to pitch today. He hasn't pitched since September 5 after going down with shoulder fatigue.

The Yankees were forced to sign lefty Mike Zagurski as LOOGY insurance because Boone Logan hasn't been responding to treatment on his elbow. He received a cortisone shot, however the pain has persisted and his MRI results were sent to Dr. Andrews for a second opinion. It's the same pain he felt in his elbow during spring training, though he says it's now worse. Appearing in an MLB-leading 80 games in 2012 and another 60 in 2013 isn't going to make it any easier on him.

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