Got a trio of updates on the injured Major Leaguers who are close to returning, courtesy of Chad Jennings:
Mark Teixeira- Played 3 innings in an ExST game this afternoon at the team complex and came through with no hamstring issues. He's scheduled to play 5 innings tomorrow, a few on Saturday, and then rejoin the team Sunday.
David Robertson- Threw a 25-pitch bullpen session this afternoon and felt good. He'll pitch in an ExST game on Saturday and if he comes through that fine he'll be activated on Tuesday.
Brendan Ryan- Apparently he's farther along than I released. Joe said he's been taking swings and he could get into an ExST game on Saturday as well. Because he missed so much time in ST, the Yanks will let him get more MiL ABs to get his timing back. No exact timetable for his return, but it could be by early May.
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