Yankees' Steve Karsay sidelined until pain in shoulder subsides
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees reliever Steve Karsay has a sore right shoulder again, and won't pitch until the pain subsides.
Karsay looked tentative in walking one batter over a scoreless inning in Sunday's 1-0 win over Houston.
"This morning he felt something," Yankees manager Joe Torre said Monday. "He said warming up and in the game he didn't feel anything. But the fact he came in with a little cranky shoulder -- we just need to shut him down."
It was Karsay's first outing since hurting the shoulder on March 3. Torre said trainer Gene Monahan recommended rest and treatment, but the manager didn't rule out any tests.
Karsay had back surgery last November and earlier said he tried to do too much in his initial appearance two weeks ago.
There is no timetable for when Karsay will be able to pitch again, placing his status for opening day in doubt. If Karsay is not ready, Juan Acevedo could take the right-handed setup spot, seeing time along with Antonio Osuna.