NEW YORK – An upbeat Miguel Andujar reported to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, one day after the New York Yankees third baseman was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a serious shoulder injury
Season-ending surgery to repair the small labrum tear in Andujar's right shoulder could be an option. So could be a simple rest and rehab.
"The plan right now is to do physical therapy for the next couple [weeks] We'll see where we're going to be after that , "Andujar said through an interpreter. "
Manager Aaron Boone echoed those optimistic sentiments
" We're a good guy, I feel better, and throughout the whole thing, you have to have positive thoughts. in the very early stages, so it's just going to play over the next few days, and then as he ramps back up, it'll be clear, "Boone said. "Brian Cashman is not one to panic."
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One reason both men are encouraged about Andujar's recovery is the strength of the 24-year-old's shoulder. In the 24 hours since an MRI has revealed the tear, he has already been put through his share of physical activity to test it
So far, he's been passing.
"The physical test on my shoulder came back with good results, "Andujar said. "My strength is there."
"That's encouraging. I feel good. I feel positive. I feel that the first step is the right step, which is to do physical therapy and see where we are in a couple of weeks. "
Andujar experienced the tear when he was diving back into the third base while standing near the bag as and baserunner in the fourth innings of Sunday's loss at home to the Baltimore Orioles. Even after what he called the "weird" headfirst slide, he finished the game. he was seriously hurt
While the Yankees wait to figure out exactly how Andujar's recovery will progress, they could soon get back two of the other injured stars also on their stacked IL
Boone said Tuesday that lefty starter CC Sabathia, who is recuperating from offseason knee and heart procedures, is "close" to conclude his rehab Sabathia threw a four-inning, 49-pitch sim game at Tampa, Florida, on Monday
] According to Boone, the veteran has one more star to make it before coming out of the IL and rejoining the team. Sometime shortly thereafter, reliever Dellin Betans (right shoulder impingement) should come off the IL, too. Betans has been throwing bullpen sessions in Tampa, and should soon begin facing live hitters. Once again, his return will move quickly, Boone said.
Starter Luis Severino (right rotator cuff inflammation) has not progressed quite as much as those two, the manager added. Severino still has not begun to throw off a mound. Of late in Tampa, he has been working only on a long tossing from flat ground