For the past 47 years, anytime a Yankee player has gotten hurt there have been two people running out of the dugout. One has been the manager, and the other has been trainer Gene Monahan.
Here’s an except from the report on Yankees.com:
The New York Post was the first to report Monahan’s illness on Saturday. The Yankees said that Monahan will remain in New York to receive extensive treatment, which will take place over the next several weeks.
“I miss not being around my professional family already, but I’m battling,” Monahan said. “The New York Yankees have gone above and beyond in this most difficult time. I couldn’t do this alone, but with the support and love of my immediate family, my family within our organization and the dedication and expertise of many fine doctors, I look forward to resuming my role with the team this season.”
While the Yankees have announced that longtime assistant Steve Donahue will fill in for Monhan, there has not been any word on what Monahan is suffering from.
Pitchers and catchers will have their first workout on Thursday Feb 2.