Monday, June 16, 2008

Wang Out Ten Weeks with Lis Franc Injury

From Pete Abraham:

"RHP Chien-Ming Wang was examined today at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Medical Center by Yankees Team Physician, Dr. Stuart Hershon and Dr. Jason Greisberg, Foot and Ankle Specialist.

Imaging studies revealed a mid-foot sprain of the Lisfranc ligament of the right foot and a partial tear of the peroneal longus tendon of the right foot.

Wang will be on crutches and wear a protective boot for a minimum of six weeks."


The earliest Wang could return is August, which means the Yankees have a serious issue to figure out.

They have two options--trade for a number 1 type pitcher, or bump everyone else in the rotation up a spot and look for a four or a five. My guess--and it's just that, a guess--is that they'll chose the latter, as the cost for someone like CC Sabathia right now would likely be the entirety of the Yankees' farm system.

If they choose to bump everyone else up a spot, they might be looking at Dan Giese as a spot starter or perhaps promoting Alan Horne or Dan McCutcheon, though that would involve tooling with the 40 man roster.

The silver lining, however, is that Ian Kennedy is throwing off of a mound, and, more important, that the Yankees converted Joba when they did--and won't (well, hopefully) need Giese to piggy back Joba's starts.

It's not much of a silver lining, but it's something.

1 comment:

  1. We've got the horses, Becca... the LAST thing we oughta do is mortgage the future. For better or for worse, we went with the kids. Time to live or die with that decision. We can do it. Next up, Dan Giese, and Ian Kennedy will be back soon. [Consolation: Carla Pavano will be throwing soon ;-)] haha! Hang in there, and keep the faith.