The bulk of Cash's conference call yesterday afternoon was spent updating the media on the litany of injuries the Yankees are still dealing with. Outside of his wishy-washy statement on Teix and whether or not his wrist setback will send him back to the DL, it was all pretty positive. How's that for a change of pace, huh?
Derek Jeter- Has been taking all kinds of batting practice (cage, tee, soft toss) and has started taking groundballs with some lateral movement.
Eduardo Nunez- Started hitting off a tee and taking groundballs again.
Alex Rodriguez- Started running the bases at 75% over the weekend with no issues, and is scheduled to face live pitching for the first time today in Tampa.
Francisco Cervelli- Has been doing catching and throwing drills but is still at least a week away from starting to swing a bat again.
Curtis Granderson- Scheduled to get the pin removed from his broken hand this Thursday. Will probably be re-evaluated then to determine next steps.
All of these updates are varying levels of encouraging, especially reading that Jeter and Nunez are getting back to doing something more representative of baseball activities than just standing around swinging or catching. Cash also announced that Michael Pineda will make his next rehab start on Thursday for High-A Tampa. The latest returnees may be taking a step back, but the rest of the walking wounded sound like they're moving forward.