Yankees Notes: A-Rod, Nakajima, Chavez, Andruw

Today the Yankees agreed to a minor league deal with lefty Hideki Okajima.   He's made 31 appearances against them over the years as a member of the Red Sox.  Other Yankees news…

  • Third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently traveled to Germany for an experimental therapy called Orthokine on his right knee, reported Mike Puma of the New York Post.  Orthokine is similar to Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, which reliever Takashi Saito had done several years ago.  The procedure, which was recommended by Kobe Bryant, came with the blessing of the Yankees and the commissioner's office.  Puma explains, "Orthokine involves taking blood from the patient’s arm and spinning it in a centrifuge, a machine used in laboratories to spin objects around a fixed axis. The serum is then injected into the affected area."  Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters the procedure was done on Rodriguez's left shoulder as well.  For more on the topic, check out this article from Teri Thompson and Christian Red of the New York Daily News.
  • Cashman appears to be waiting for a resolution on the Hiroyuki Nakajima situation before pursuing Eric Chavez any further, tweets MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.  Hoch says the Nakajima situation will be resolved next week.  The Yankees won the exclusive right to negotiate with Nakajima with a bid around $2MM earlier this month.
  • Hoch notes that the Yankees are still talking about re-signing Andruw Jones but Cashman says he has nothing to report right now.


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12 Comments on "Yankees Notes: A-Rod, Nakajima, Chavez, Andruw"


Sunny Starlin Ramirez
3 years 8 months ago

Didn Pujols do this on his wrist injury during the 2011 season in July? Isn’t that why he came back so fast?

Rangersfan32
3 years 8 months ago

No that’s because Pujols is a robot (don’t you watch espn?)

Vmmercan
3 years 8 months ago

If you ever want a real PSA on the dangers of steroid use, somebody add up A-Rod’s medical bills since his body started breaking down in his mid 30’s.

If this works half as well as the Colon voodoo, I’ll take 30 HR by August and then giving him a nice DL stint to recooperate for the playoffs.

chico65
3 years 8 months ago

He’s going to end up as the bionic man before he’s done

0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

He’s more machine now than man, twisted and evil.

Since_77
3 years 8 months ago

Does this mean his knee is not fully recovered from the surgery? They still won 97 games despite subpar years from Teixeira and him. They would be even better he was healthy.

OrangeCards
3 years 8 months ago

Just curious, does Arod have to pay for this treatment out of the 300 million he’s getting from NY?

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 8 months ago

I’d think he has very good health insurance.

jjs91
3 years 8 months ago

Yes he’s probably the one paying for it. 

whitespyders
3 years 8 months ago

Yikes! How is this dude gonna make it to his fortys?
Yankees will be getting average production for 20-30 mill a year.
they”ll be wishing they had Scott Brosius back.

jjs91
3 years 8 months ago

How are they gonna replace replace him even last year he was a top five third baseman.

CAD_Monkey
3 years 8 months ago

Not if the procedure “…came with the blessing of the Yankees and the commissioner’s office”