South Jersey Baseball:
Saturday, July 31, 2004
By Bill Cook
The Thunder announced today that Yankees RHP Steve Karsay's tentatively scheduled rehabilitation assignment with the Thunder on Saturday night has been changed so the righthander is now scheduled to appear out of the Thunder bullpen on Sunday, August 1 at 5:05 PM. This rehabilitation assignment is tentative and is subject to change.
Karsay is returning from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder that caused him to miss the entire 2003 season. In 2002, his first season with the Yankees, he appeared in 78 games, the second most in a season in franchise history. That season he went 6-4 with a 3.26 ERA with 12 saves. He also pitched in four ALDS games against Anaheim, going 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA.
Karsay made his Major League debut in 1993 and has appeared in 321 Major League games for Oakland, Cleveland, Atlanta and New York. He has a career record of 31-38 with a 3.88 ERA and 41 saves. He was originally drafted by Toronto with the 22nd overall pick in the 1990 draft.
This will be the eighth New York Yankees player to rehab with the Thunder in the two years of the affiliation. Those players include Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Jose Contreras, Nick Johnson and Gabe White during the 2003 season and Kenny Lofton (two appearances) and Kevin Brown in 2004.
Trenton and Norwich play game two of a three game series tonight at 7:05 PM.