First it was Golson, Mitre and Joba. Now it’s Granderson who’s nursing an oblique strain, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be OK for Opening Day. Figures, since he’s had such a productive spring.
What is an oblique strain and why has there been such a rash of them on the Yankees?
Take a look at this from betterhealth.com.
You can strain your abdominal muscles from overstretching or overuse. A violent, poorly performed movement of the trunk can strain the abdominal muscles. Other common causes of strains include overstretching or overusing the muscles. Strains of the abdominal muscles are painful and difficult to manage….
So here’s my question. Do we have a good conditioning coach this year? I remember Cashman fired somebody a few years ago after several players developed strains and tears and other things you don’t want to develop. Or is it just a fluke that these guys are jerking their muscles around in ways that are not healthy for them?
In other news, Meat Tray was rotten against the O’s today.
The O’s can hit and, scarily, they’ve got talented young pitchers too. Is there any way the Yankees could transfer out of this division and move to the AL Central?