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Mid-day notes: Rodriguez, Aardsma, Trenton

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 30, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just a few relatively minor notes in the middle of this offday.

• Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez is going to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa tomorrow. He’s only been taking full batting practice for a couple of days, but obviously the Yankees want to get him back quickly.

David Aardsma will be joining Rodriguez on the Tampa roster. He’s also scheduled to rehab with the High-A team. That suggests he has a chance of pitching for the Yankees very, very late in the season.

• The Yankees announced just a few minutes ago that they’ve extended their radio agreement with WCBS 880 through the 2013 season. John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman are expected to return to the booth.

• The Yankees extended their player development contract in Trenton, which gave Mike Ashmore a chance to ask Brian Cashman a few things about the big league club. Among other things, Cashman said Brett Gardner is not a pinch-running candidate for September and Rodriguez’s rehab will be reevaluated after the weekend.

• Also, Mark Newman says the Dellin Betances injury is not considered serious. It’s possible he’ll got the Arizona Fall League, but the Yankees haven’t settled on which pitchers they’ll send.

• Finally, the Orioles won this afternoon, meaning the Yankees division lead is down to three-games heading into this weekend’s series.




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