Sunday, April 30, 2006

Gary Sheffield Leaves Clubhouse Without X-Rays

Yankees slugger Gary Sheffield likely will return to action without missing time after Saturday's collision with Toronto first baseman Shea Hillenbrand. Sheffield, who lay on the field for several moments after the mishap, evidently had merely "lost his wind" and was soon able to walk off the field with the assistance of the trainer and manager Joe Torre. Sheffield sustained a sore and bruised shoulder, wrist and knee, and did not return to the field. Sheffield underwent a cursory examination by team doctor Stuart Hershon but left the clubhouse without bothering with X-Rays and is considered "day-to-day." Sheffield is not expected to miss much time and would be available to pinch hit. Shea Hillenbrand, who also came out of the game, underwent a CT scan for a blow to the back of his head, but the test was strictly precautionary.