A few relatively minor injury updates from Brian Cashman. No ground-breaking development with any of these guys…
His rehab assignment is moving up to Triple-A tomorrow, and the Yankees are still targeting Monday as his return to the big league lineup. “That’s what we hope,” Cashman said. If the Yankees determine Rodriguez is not ready by Monday, his rehab assignment will have to end and he’ll go back to Tampa for further workouts.
No evaluation yet on whether Jeter will be available this weekend. “Just getting treatment,” Cashman said. The Yankees will decided on Friday whether Jeter should play, stay active but on the bench, or go to the disabled list. All three are options at this point, Cashman said.
Taking batting practice in the cage in Tampa. As you probably expect, there’s no set time for when he might begin a rehab assignment or progress beyond indoor BP.
It was 13 days ago that the Yankees announced Cervelli would be shut down for two weeks because of a stress reaction in his right elbow. Cashman said there’s no update on his status.
David Phelps and Jayson Nix
Went to Tampa to begin rehabbing forearm and hamstring strains. Cashman said he wasn’t sure yet whether either one would be a candidate to join the Yankees this weekend.
On the Triple-A disabled list for the past month, Mustelier has played in five Gulf Coast League rehab games in the past seven days. He’s played left field, right field and third base. No immediate word on when he’ll be activated in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but obviously he’s getting close.
Also on the Triple-A disabled list with shoulder injury, an MRI came back clean and Montgomery has made two rehab appearances in the Gulf Coast League. Like with Mustelier, Cashman didn’t say when Montgomery will be activated with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but he did say that the Yankees believe he’s healthy despite this season’s underwhelming number.
Vidal Nuno and Brennan Boesch
Both had PRP injections, Nuno in his injured groin and Boesch in his shoulder. “They’re not doing anything right now,” Cashman said. Cashman indicated that Boesch seems closer to baseball activity than Nuno, but obviously neither one is really on the big league radar at the moment.
The other 40-man guy on the Triple-A disabled list, Joseph is out for the year after having shoulder surgery.
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