Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Morning Yankees Injury Update: 4/19

The New York Yankees have had their fair share of injuries already this season so it will probably become a weekly thing that we check in on our injured players. Brett Gardner made his return to the Yankees lineup last night against the Tampa Bay Rays after taking a pitch to his wrist that caused a deep bone bruise. How are the rest of the wounded Yankees doing? Let's check in:

Ivan Nova threw threw his second live batting practice session since his Tommy John surgery this week throwing 20 pitches to Yankees minor leaguers. Nova is expected to throw two more batting practice sessions this week before getting into rehab games. May 1st may be Nova's first rehab start so that likely puts him back at a June return to the club.

Chris Capuano also threw live batting practice this week as he attempts to return from a strained quad in his leg. Capuano is expected to throw batting practice again today and is expected to be back a week or two at least before Nova.

Jose Pirela was added to the 15 day DL when he was transferred from the 7 day concussion DL because the healing process is taking a little longer then expected. Pirela actually hit against Capuano on Thursday and will play in an extended spring training game on Monday. No word on whether Pirela will go to Triple-A when he is deemed healthy or if that spells the end of Gregorio Petit.

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