The Yankees went into the season knowing they were kind of old and creaky, but I don’t think even they believed the injuries would pile up this fast.
CC Sabathia, Ichiro and Mark Teixeira have already gone out. Now add Carlos Beltran to the list of ancient Yankees who’ve been taken down by injury.
Beltran’s injury happened in exactly the way you would expect a Yankee injury to happen. He was taking practice swings in the indoor cage between at bats of Monday night’s game against the Mets and hyperextended his elbow.
Beltran had to be pulled from the game and taken for an MRI. The results of the MRI are still pending.
What will the Yankees do if Beltran has to go on the DL? How will they replace his bat in the lineup?
One suggestion? Call Yogi Berra out of retirement. I know Yogi turns 89 today, but that’s not really very old by current Yankees standards.
Yogi could probably still give you a decent at bat in a clutch situation. And he’d be good for a couple one-liners that only he understands.