Alfredo Aceves experienced a setback with his rehab from a bulging disk in his back. The “win vulture” cut short his bullpen session Monday in Tampa after experiencing pain in his lower back and will fly to New York to be evaluated.
Ace is going back to New York to be evaluated. He had a little setback today. How bad it is, I really won’t know until he sees Dr. Ahmad. From what I understand, he started his bullpen and wasn’t able to finish it…They’re going to have to look at every alternative that we have to see what’s the quickest way to get him right. Those are discussions that we’ll probably have in the next couple of days.
In a possibly related move, the Triple-A Yankees moved Romulo Sanchez to the bullpen. There’s no word as to whether or not this is to get him ready for a relief stint with the Big-League club, but him moving to the ‘pen on the same day Ace gets hurt again is quite the coinky dink.
Get well soon Ace…and Sergio Mitre.