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Good news for Matsui owners (Updated 7/24/06)

Postby bcb » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:25 pm

This just in from KFFL:
Jul 18 Sam Borden, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Yankees OF Hideki Matsui (wrist) will visit the doctor Thursday, July 20, and could receive the go-ahead to begin basic hitting drills. Matsui, who is recovering from a broken left wrist, is ahead of schedule and is eyeing an August return.
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Postby AmericanShipbuilding » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:25 pm

As a Matsui owner, I'm hoping for the best, but to put that same information into perspective, here's this report from the Hartford Courant:

"The next milestone for Matsui is Thursday, when doctors will take another X-ray. If he gets the OK to begin batting practice, he could stick to his timetable and be ready to play by mid-August.

However, if doctors find less than 100 percent healing, Matsui will be limited for two more weeks, which would push his return to September. Currently, Matsui is lifting light dumbbells, throwing and running."

Not exactly hugely encouraging, but better than nothing, to be sure.
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Postby birdmandig » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:34 am

Get well soon hedeki!!!!!!

I need to see what your porduction is going to to be like???

I need to know to Keep/cut/trade you????

Thanks.
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Postby d18Mike » Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:21 am

Love to see him back at 110% ASAP, but hitters don't typically bounce back from broken arms/wrists right away. See Derek Lee. I'm tempering my expectations --- also,. frankly he wasn't setting the world afire when he was healthy. He was playing well, but certainly not at a level commensurate with his 3rd/5th round draft position.
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Postby bcb » Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:23 am

I picked him off of the ww. Thinking of marking him as a keeper, but would like to see what he has when he comes back.
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Postby psflipper » Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:08 pm

birdmandig wrote:Get well soon hedeki!!!!!!

I need to see what your porduction is going to to be like???

I need to know to Keep/cut/trade you????

Thanks.

If you kept him this long you might as well hold on now.
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Postby bcb » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:15 am

From KFFL:
Jul 21 Mark Feinsand, of NewYork.Yankees.MLB.com, reports New York Yankees OF Hideki Matsui (wrist) received a good report from Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser on his surgically repaired left wrist Thursday, July 20. According to Rosenwasser, the bones in Matsui's wrist have fused together perfectly and he will be cleared for batting practice once the lingering pain from the surgery subsides.


I'm not sure how much of the old Matsui we will see this season, but it's good to hear that he is progressing nicely.
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Postby olsonea » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:18 am

I picked him up after his original owner dumped him, and stashed him on the DL in the hopes that he'd be back this early. Looks like it might work out well. ;-D
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Postby soxfan364 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:14 pm

Exactly, and I own both of them (Lee and Matsui) but on 2 diff. teams. Wrist injuries can be tough.

Lee's last month

10 runs, 1 HR, 4 RBI, .243 in 70 AB :~(

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Postby jt787 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:49 pm

I dont think Matsui has any fantasy value this year, even if he does return back in mid-august. The power will definitely be gone, and so will his timing.
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