Results of Joba’s MRI came back to reveal a strain of his left oblique muscle, and the righty will not pitch for about a week.
There is no timetable for his return, but it won’t be before the aforementioned week.
He said he doesn’t feel any symptoms of the strain and is even scheduled to play catch tomorrow, so it can’t be that bad of an injury.
Better to deal with it now than to let it linger into the year.
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The Yanks are in action tonight against the Orioles. SuperNova will get the start and Mo, So, Prior and D-Rob will follow. Girardi is going with the “A lineup” against the divisional foes tonight: Jeet SS, Swish Dog RF, Tex 1B, A-Rod 3B, Cano 2B, Posada DH, Grandy CF, Martin C, Gardy LF.
The O’s were supposed to send Guthrie to the hill, but Showalter “didn’t want the Yankees to see him this late in spring.” Also, there’s the whole beaned-nine-Yankees-since-2008 thing, including Tex in spring training last year.