With the ups and downs that this team has suffered thus far, it almost seems unfair to pile on injury news on the heels of their first win in what felt like an eternity … but Austin Romine is out until “at least July” due to an inflamed disk in his back. While it does seem like expectations for Romine have cooled significantly over the last year or so, I feel as though this is a significant blow to the team’s fortunes, considering the lack of production from behind the plate thus far (Russell Martin’s hot week notwithstanding). Here’s hoping Romine can get himself healthy, and Martin can continue to heat up along with the weather.
Also of note on the injury front – Robertson may not be the closer upon his return, per Brian Heyman. Girardi is fond of the Proven Closer™, and I am quite certain that Robertson’s shaky ninth inning adventures (as well as Soriano’s ups and downs outside of the final three outs) did little to deter that mindset.… Click here to read the rest