Here’s a quick rundown of some players who have gone on the disabled list at one point or another this year for the Yankees:
Michael Pineda, C.C. Sabathia, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Brett Gardner, Alex Rodriguez
In other words; their starting left fielder has essentially missed the entire season, their closer is out for the season after a torn ACL, and was followed to the disabled list by their All-Star setup man. Another of their top four relievers hasn’t been able to play yet this season either, and three starting pitchers, perhaps their three best, have been on the disabled list, with two of them hitting the 60 day DL and Pineda not throwing a pitch all season. In addition, Nick Swisher has had two injuries that required extended breaks but did not land him on the disabled list.