Injured New York Yankees infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are ready to start minor league rehab assignments. Both players could rejoin the Yankees as early as Friday after playing for Trenton on Wednesday and Thursday.
David Huff can fill two roles for the Yankees as a much-needed lefty arm and bullpen innings eater.
Mark Teixeira expects to suit up for a minor-league game with Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.
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.
“I have a lot of unfinished business,” said Rodriguez, who struggled offensively late last season. “I’m really looking forward to getting back on the field close to 100 percent and being who I am.”
Eduardo Nunez left Sunday’s game after four innings because of tightness in his left ribcage and was sent for an MRI.
Joba Chamberlain is joining the New York Yankees’ crowded disabled list. The reliever has a strained right side and will be put on the DL retroactive to April 28, the Yankees said on Thursday.
Seeking depth for their injury-depleted infield, the New York Yankees acquired Chris Nelson from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named or cash on Wednesday night.
Kevin Youkilis is happy that his back injury doesn’t appear serious, and thinks he could return to the Yankees’ lineup as soon as his stint on the 15-day disabled list is up. Manager Joe Girardi sounded more cautious.
Kevin Youkilis has joined Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson on the New York Yankees’ disabled list. The Yankees said on Tuesday that Youkilis has a lumbar spine sprain.
Back problems are flaring up for Yankees infielder Kevin Youkilis, who is out of the lineup on Sunday. He will undergo an MRI on Monday.
The Yankees will have to make due without starter Ivan Nova and catcher Francisco Cervelli who both land on the DL.