The hits keep on coming for the New York Yankees this Spring Training, and it's getting to the point where most fans aren't even looking forward to Opening Day. Well ... only partially true. It's just exhausting that this team can't get to the start of the season without being adversely affected by injuries.
The latest of the bunch was starting catcher Jose Trevino, who went down last week with a "minor" wrist injury. Manager Aaron Boone said that Trevino was fine but that he "might" need an injection, but we've still yet to receive an update there.
Either way, fans didn't really care on Tuesday morning, because on Monday, Boone said Trevino was scheduled to catch on March 21 and March 23. Ahead of their game against the Tigers on Tuesday, Trevino was in the starting lineup.
OK, all is well! He'll be back on track for March 30 when the Yankees take on the San Francisco Giants in the Bronx.
Welp, not so fast. Moments after the lineup reveal showed Trevino on the card, he was scratched and replaced by Carlos Narvaez. Awesome.
Yankees fans should be worried about Jose Trevino's injury
That's two setbacks within days, as reliever Tommy Kahnle also experienced pain at the onset of his throwing program and couldn't continue over the weekend. He's currently recovering from biceps tendinitis that will knock him out for at least a month.
Trevino's situation is more concerning, though, because the Yankees' catching depth is nonexistent. Kyle Higashioka is the backup and then there's ... nobody. Ben Rortvedt is still recovering from surgery, while Austin Wells and Josh Breaux are also on the shelf with ailments, which leaves Isiah Kiner-Falefa as the emergency backstop. Either that, or they have to elevate Narvaez from High-A or give Nick Ciuffo (who has 21 MLB games under his belt) an opportunity.
It's just another day in the life of the Yankees mishandling injuries. Another day in the life of Boone lying about the progress of his players or being criminally misinformed. More of the same. So please don't buy any stock in Harrison Bader "doing better than the Yankees anticipated" if Trevino's minor injury has been misdiagnosed.