Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) allowed three runs over six innings Tuesday with Triple-A Pawtucket.
But he didn't walk anybody and those three runs came on only five hits. It was a much better outing than his rehab debut with Pawtucket last Thursday, when Rodriguez gave up three runs on six hits and three walks in just 3 2/3 innings. The young left-hander should be a start or two from returning to Boston.
Aroldis Chapman is expected to make two appearances this week in the Gulf Coast League before joining the Yankees next Monday.
Chapman has been looking sharp in extended spring training games at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Florida and he should roll through a pair of innings in the GCL. Yankees manager Joe Girardi reiterated Tuesday that Chapman will take over as the team's closer right away when he returns May 9 from his domestic violence suspension. Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller will work as setup men in what promises to be a shutdown bullpen trio.
Ben Revere (oblique) is on track to rejoin the Nationals this weekend in Chicago.
Revere is playing in his fifth rehab game Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse, though he's yet to go a full nine innings. The speedy center fielder has been sidelined since the first game of the 2016 regular season because of a right oblique strain. Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth figure to lose playing time upon Revere's return to Washington's outfield mix.
Bronson Arroyo is now throwing side-arm or three-quarters in a final attempt to stave off retirement.
"Because it hurts if he gets on top," Nationals manager Dusty Baker explained Tuesday. "So we’re taking our time. And if not, if nothing else, he’s a good guy to have in your organization." Arroyo was re-signed to a minor league contract in late March and is currently rehabbing a torn rotator cuff at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida. There's no exact timetable.
Danny Valencia (hamstring) will play one more rehab game with High-A Stockton on Wednesday.
If all goes well, he will fly with the A's to Baltimore on Thursday and come off the disabled list Friday when first eligible. Valencia has been on the disabled list since April 20 because of a left hamstring strain, with Chris Coghlan doing most of the filling in at third base.