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Robertson shut down with shoulder tendinitis, Logan to have MRI

09/07/2013 1:33 AM ET
By Lou DiPietro

David Robertson is expected to be out for five-to-six days, according to Joe Girardi.(AP)
The Yankees got a two pieces of bad news about their bullpen Friday night, as Joe Girardi announced that David Robertson will miss a week (if not more) with what the skipper called a "cranky" shoulder, and Boone Logan could be out for a while as well.

In his postgame press conference after Friday's loss to the Red Sox, Girardi revealed that Robertson, who he had said pregame was unavailable, had an MRI earlier in the day that showed tendinitis in his right shoulder. Robertson, who pitched a perfect eighth inning on Thursday after allowing two runs on three hits in just 1/3 inning Wednesday, will be shut down for the next five or six days according to Girardi, meaning the righty will miss at least the remainder of the Red Sox series and the balance of next week's four-game set in Baltimore.

"Pretty much the worst timing ever," Robertson, who had pitched back-to-back nights prior to Friday, said of the diagnosis.

Logan, meanwhile, pitched in the seventh inning Friday but was removed with what was termed as soreness in his biceps after facing just three batters. Girardi said that the lefty will have an MRI on Saturday, and Logan said after the game that he felt the issue more in his elbow -but "not the bad part of the elbow" - than in his biceps.

The Yankees had already made a roster move Friday afternoon to bolster their depleted bullpen, calling up RHP Matt Daley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday afternoon to help out with both Robertson and Mariano Rivera (who had pitched three days in a row) unavailable.

Daley ended up making his 2013 debut in the ninth inning Friday, and it appears that he and several other call-ups - as well as the recent addition to the pen Phil Hughes - may have to take on larger bullpen roles in the absence of Robertson and possibly Logan.

"It's an opportunity for some of these other guys to shine," Girardi succinctly said after the game. "They're going to have to do it."

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