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All-Star Break


Alex Rodriguez will have surgery today on his right knee and is expected to miss between 4-6 weeks.

It was the wise move but this one is going to hurt. I’m curious to see who the Yankees will pick up as a back-up for Eduardo Nunez.

[Photo Credit: N.Y. Daily News]


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1 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 11, 2011 9:13 am

as long as this doesn't turn into a Sheffield situation of "yeah, 3 games at the end of the year will TOTALLY be enough time to get him ready for the playoffs!!" I think we're looking at short term pain/long term gain here.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 11, 2011 9:37 am

1) Agreed.

3 Bama Yankee   ~  Jul 11, 2011 10:08 am

What's the latest on Eric Chavez?

4 NY15_4ever   ~  Jul 11, 2011 10:44 am

Heard Chavez is a long ways away, mid-August at the earliest, so I don't think he's an option. It's a shame too, this is exactly what we signed him for. I'm curious to see how Nunez does at third. He actually had some decent at-bats against a tough Shields. I think he can hit some, but his defense is suspect, and might be exploited, especially on bunts.

5 a.O   ~  Jul 11, 2011 12:46 pm

[4] Chavez has been such a tantalizing disappointment. He showed shades of his old self in the year. But it's clear he's pretty fragile at this point in his career. I think Nunez will fill in adequately on both sides of the ball.

6 monkeypants   ~  Jul 11, 2011 1:12 pm

I think the more Nuñez plays, the more he will start to resemble the player who posted sub-.700 OPS during his MiL career.

7 Hank Waddles   ~  Jul 11, 2011 2:21 pm

[3] Wow, I had completely forgotten about Chavez. That was looking like a great sign in the beginning of the year, and would be even better now if he were healthy...

8 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 11, 2011 2:34 pm

[7] Nick Johnson, the sequel.

Oh, and have you heard about Youkilis?


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