New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman defends his medical staff amid the ridiculous rash of injuries on the books.
Injuries. There isn’t another topic that could dare dream touch the New York Yankees 2019 season to the level the IR has.
- Troy Tulowitzki
- Jacoby Ellsbury
- Aaron Hicks
- Dellin Betances
- Gary Sanchez
- Giancarlo Stanton
- Luis Severino
- Aaron Hicks
- Miguel Andujar
- Ben Heller
- Jordan Montgomery
And now, Greg Bird joins the crowded Bronx shelf.
Bird, 26, will be out at least a month with more foot problems. He’s been diagnosed with a left plantar fascia tear.
No, former New York Mets trainer Ray Ramirez isn’t in the house. No matter, though; Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn’t looking to point the finger at any one person or department. In fact, he’s defending his medical staff, via Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
“Obviously the injury history is for the record and every question is fair game. Obviously when you employ a player like that, you give all the treatment possible to try and stay healthy. It is a fair question to ask. Obviously I don’t have an answer. I don’t want to pile on while [Bird] is going through things. We are going to give him the best care and treatment possible.”
He also labeled his medical team as “great” and called the team’s hospital, Columbia Presbyterian, the “best in the world.”
Brian Cashman’s New York Yankees, now without Greg Bird, begin a three-game set against the also-struggling Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night in the Bronx. First pitch comes your way at 6:35 p.m. ET from Yankee Stadium.