May 21, 2024

DJ LeMahieu nears rehab assignment; Gerrit Cole throws BP session

MINNEAPOLIS — Injured Yankees gamers DJ LeMahieu and Gerrit Cole are headed again to New York after spending time rehabbing on the crew’s complicated in Tampa, Florida, with LeMahieu prone to begin a rehab project later this week.

LeMahieu took stay at-bats and labored defensively earlier than making the journey to New York whereas the Yankees start a three-game sequence in Minnesota. Manager Aaron Boone mentioned LeMahieu, who has been out all season after a non-displaced fracture of his proper foot throughout spring coaching, would possible begin a minor league rehab project on Thursday or Friday.

“Definitely want him to play games and get some volume under his belt,” Boone mentioned pregame Monday, including he was uncertain of what number of rehab video games LeMahieu would possibly play earlier than being activated.

Meanwhile, Cole threw “30-some, 36 pitches or so” in his newest throwing session as he recovers from proper elbow irritation.

“Gerrit, everything went well,” Boone mentioned. “Gerrit, just onward and upward.”

The Yankees additionally introduced that outfielder Jasson Domínguez (Tommy John surgical procedure restoration) and infielder Jorbit Vivas (left orbital fracture) are beginning rehab assignments with Single-A Tampa. They confronted former Yankee Domingo Germán, who made his first begin with the Pirates’ Single-A affiliate Tuesday. Right-hander Tommy Kahnle (proper shoulder irritation) had his rehab project transferred to Double-A Somerset.