Joba and D-Rob's ailments put a little damper on things yesterday, and added to the already too long list of injured regulars. As new guys continue to get acted to the DL, however, the group of players already there continue to work their way back to the playing field and the reports on almost all of them have been very positive in the last day or so. In case you missed any of it, here's your quick update.
- Curtis Granderson has been taking BP at the team's complex in Tampa, and Joe confirmed during his pregame presser on Wednesday that Curtis actually got 2 at-bats in an ExST game. He still needs a full ST's worth of ABs to get ready, but he's progressing nicely.
- Mark Teixeira has started taking BP as well. It was first reported that he was still limited to dry swings on Wednesday, but Teix himself confirmed that he hit in the cage on Wednesday afternoon. Good news.
- Michael Pineda pitched in an ExST game yesterday, and Cash told reporters on a conference call that Pineda was sitting mid-90s with his fastball and touched 95 at one point. For as early as he is in his actual in-game rehab work, this is incredibly encouraging to hear.
- Last but not least, everybody's favorite scapegoat, Alex Rodriguez, was cleared to resume full baseball activities yesterday and he will travel to the team complex next Monday to begin said activities. A-Rod had begun running full speed this week, so he appears to be right on track for his July return.
Nothing on Derek Jeter, which is probably a good thing given his setback. With the recent round of DL additions, it's good to know that there aren't any problems with this group of walking wounded.