(Coming back soon? Courtesy of the AP)
The on-field storylines weren't all that positive after yesterday's season opener, but at least the Yankees got some good news off the field on the injury front. In case you missed any of that:
- Teix- Mark Teixeira met with doctors yesterday to check on the progress of his injured right wrist tendon sheath. The results of the checkup were positive and the team doctors gave him permission to remove the brace he'd been wearing. No real timetable for when he'll resume baseball activities yet, but it's still progress.
-Hughes- Phil Hughes pitched 7 innings in a MiL rehab start yesterday with no problems in his back. Howie Rumberg reported that Hughes is scheduled to make one more start with Triple-A SWB this Saturday, the same day that David Phelps starts in his place for the big league club, before rejoining the rotation next week. Hughes still has to make it through that start unscathed, but all signs point to him being back to full health.
- Jeter- The Captain was cleared to start playing catch yesterday and did so according to Andy McCullough. Cash said the team hopes to ramp up his baseball activities this week, and while Joe said there's no set schedule for Jeter's comeback right now it's still a step in the right direction. The team originally said they wanted Jeter to play consecutive 9-inning games at shortstop before taking him off the DL. With where he's at right now, I don't see the return coming anytime soon. Probably late April-early May.