The Yankees also transferred first baseman Mark Teixeira to the 60-day disabled list. He’s out for the season with an injured right wrist.
Perhaps the artillery Girardi really needs, the big cannons, will come alive soon enough.
Alex Rodriguez says he’ll probably need all 20 rehabilitation games before returning to the Yankees. He’s confident he’ll be back in the majors this season.
Alex Rodriguez says he’s feeling great and his relationship with the New York Yankees is fine.
The Yankees’ third baseman, coming back from hip surgery in January, hit a ball to the base of the center-field fence and another on the warning track in left center off a minor league right-hander on Monday as he continued taking simulated at-bats.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he’s leaning toward putting Teixeira on the DL. Cashman spoke on a conference call on Monday, an off-day for New York before it hosts the Los Angeles Dodgers in a two-game series.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter resumed hitting and fielding drills Friday for the first time since mid-April, a day after receiving medical clearance to increase his rehabilitation program for a broken left ankle.
Jeter and injured teammate Eduardo Nunez took grounders on the outfield grass Monday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. Jeter also continued playing catch.
David Huff can fill two roles for the Yankees as a much-needed lefty arm and bullpen innings eater.
Injured New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira could soon start playing in minor league games while pitcher Andy Pettitte is also working his way back to the majors.
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez started his third week of on-field work by adding defensive drills and hitting in a cage.
Yankees have acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Colorado Rockies for cash, adding a left-handed bat to the group of backups filling in.
Granderson was activated on Tuesday by the Yankees, and in the lineup against Seattle batting fourth and playing left field. New York optioned left-hander Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Nunez has been trying to deal with soreness on his left side for a while, and even hit in the batting cage late last week.
Andy Pettitte surrendered two home runs as the Yankees lost 5-4 on Sunday.