The back injury that put Alfredo Aceves on the disabled list could be season-ending and might result in surgery to repair a bulging disc in the lower back.Aceves was a huge part of this team last year so this would obviously a big blow to the Yankees bullpen. If he does end up going under the knife, the Yankees will need guys like Robertson, Mitre, Gaudin, and Park, or at least a couple of them, to step up and fill the void.
Aceves stopped a throwing session Tuesday in Tampa and is in New York to be examined by Dr. Chris Ahmad. According to manager Joe Girardi, nobody knows when or if Aceves will try to throw again.
"He has a disc problem," Girardi said of the valuable right-hander who hasn't pitched since May 8 in Boston when he felt discomfort covering first base. "It's something a lot of players deal with it when it's not symptomatic and it's symptomatic."
If there's any more info on Aceves I will update this post.