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Yankees Injuries: David Robertson shut down, Boone Logan to have MRI

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It can get much worse

Rich Schultz

If things couldn't be any worse, David Robertson and Boone Logan are injured, because of course they are. Robertson was unavailable tonight and Logan left the game early with what appeared to be a phantom injury. It has been announced that David Robertson has been shut down for five to six days with shoulder tendonitis. Boone Logan left tonight's game with discomfort in his biceps and will go for an MRI, leaving the Yankees bullpen even more short staffed than before.

Mariano Rivera will be available again, but with Robertson, Logan, and Shawn Kelley all out with injuries, the Yankees bullpen is down to the likes of Preston Claiborne, Adam Warren, Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, and a slew of September call ups that will end up getting less playing time than they should. Joe Girardi needs to start trusting younger players more if he wants to replace some of the production that is being lost. He can not keep throwing out Joba and Hughes and hope that they'll just skate by. At this point Dellin Betances and Cesar Cabral are better choices than either of them.

UPDATE:

Boone Logan is actually feeling pain in his elbow, not his biceps, which is something he felt in spring training. It doesn't seem to be ligament trouble, but the MRI will say more.

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