Friday, June 13, 2008

Cox Injury A Mystery

JB Cox, who is knocking on the major league door as a potentially very valuable bullpen contributor, was recently placed on the seven-day DL. Then all hell broke loose.

Pete Abraham first reported via Brian Cashman that Cox had a case of shoulder tendinitis which would keep him out of action for "at least three weeks."

However, Tyler Kepner of the NY Times spoke to Mark Newman - the VP of baseball operations - that Cox's injury was a minor case and that he should be out only a few days. Somewhere in this jumble, Cash and Newman either crossed signals or there is a liar in our midst.

Here's what Kepner posted:
When the Yankees placed reliever J.B. Cox on the disabled list Wednesday without specifying a reason, it did not seem to be a good sign. But in talking to Mark Newman just now, it seems to be just a minor problem.

Cox, a top prospect at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, has tendinitis in his right shoulder. Newman said it was only supposed to sideline Cox for four or five days, but because Class AAA allows for a seven-day disabled list, the Yankees put him there to give Scranton an extra reliever while he’s down.

“It’s a short-term deal,” Newman said by telephone from the Dominican Republic. “It’s not something to worry about.”
Cox seemed to have been very, very close to a big league promotion so this is a very interesting topic. More as it becomes available.

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