Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Updates on the Wounded Yanks

First from George A King III:
Derek Jeter didn't work out on the field at the Yankees' Tampa minor league complex yesterday. He remained inside getting treatment on his strained right calf.

"He will start baseball stuff the next couple of days," said manager Joe Girardi, who believes Jeter is on track to return June 29, the first day he is eligible to come off the DL.

Girardi said he will talk with general manager Brian Cashman about whether Jeter needs a minor league rehab game or two before being activated.


Girardi said [Phil] Hughes will "probably make at least two more [minor league] starts."


Eric Chavez took batting practice on the field yesterday in Tampa. It was the first time for that. Chavez, who is on the DL with a fractured foot, also took ground balls. Girardi said he is running on a treadmill.


Rafael Soriano reported to Tampa yesterday after spending considerable time with a physical therapist in the New York area.
There was also this from Chad Jennings:
Injured starter Bartolo Colon is still not ready to begin a throwing program and Girardi acknowledged Colon might not be ready to return after just 15 days on the disabled list. ... Girardi once again downplayed Alex Rodriguez's sore left shoulder and had his third baseman back in the lineup on Monday.

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