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Didi Gregorius (wrist) noted that the swelling in his wrist was subsiding.

Gregorius should be able to play on Thursday. He took part in fielding drills and batting practice on Wednesday and reported full range of motion in the wrist. This is a good sign for the Yankees, who are hopeful that Gregorius will be all-systems-go for Opening Day.
Apr 1 - 12:34 PM

Didi Gregorius (wrist) was not in Wednesday's lineup.

Brendan Ryan will start in Gregorius' place. Gregorius injured his wrist trying to make a diving play on Saturday. Initially, the Yankees hoped he would be able to play by mid-week. His absence doesn't necessarily mean that he'll miss Opening Day and the injury is still being classified as relatively minor.
Apr 1 - 10:47 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) will return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.

Ellsbury was given clearance to play in "real" games after going 2-for-5 at the plate in a minor league contest on Tuesday. It will be his first game since March 15, but there's no concern that Ellsbury won't be ready for Opening Day. "I've listened to them the entire process," Ellsbury said. "If they feel, 'Hey, you're a go for tomorrow,' I'll be out there tomorrow. If they're like, 'Hey, get some swings in and be out there the next day,' I'm fine with that too."
Mar 31 - 6:44 PM

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Twins.

Whether he's saving it for the regular season or not, Tanaka didn't show his best velocity today. His last two outings have come in on the discouraging side, at least as far as his chances of re-emerging as one of the AL's most dominant starters this year. He's showed a better fastball when he's wanted to this spring, but it's hard to tell whether he'll be able to take good stuff to the mound every six days.
Mar 31 - 4:35 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) indicated that he will be "fine" for Opening Day.

Ellsbury's been battling an oblique injury since the middle of March, but he's making strides in his recovery and feels he'll be ready to start on Opening Day. On Friday, he took indoor BP. The next step for Ellsbury will be a major league spring game. He looks like he's on track for the team's opener, barring a setback in the next few days.
Mar 31 - 2:43 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that there was no timetable for the return of Didi Gregorius (wrist).

The Yankees need to see the swelling in Gregorius' left wrist subside before they're able to give an estimate for his return. He suffered the injury diving for a ball on Saturday. Gregorius previously indicated that he thought he'd be ready to play on Opening Day.
Mar 31 - 12:11 PM

Yankees pitching prospect Domingo German will undergo Tommy John surgery.

It was reported Sunday that German could need the procedure, and the pitcher posted on his Instagram account Monday that he'll indeed go under the knife. Acquired over the offseason from the Marlins in the Nathan Eovaldi deal, German will now likely be out until around midseason next year.
Mar 30 - 6:58 PM

Dan Pfeiffer of reports that Yankees prospect Domingo German could require Tommy John surgery.

German, who was acquired over the winter as part of the Martin Prado deal, posted the news on his Instagram account on Sunday. The Yankees have yet to confirm the report, saying that they'll seek a second opinion before determining a course of action. Expect an update on his status in the next few days.
Mar 29 - 9:49 PM

Yankees reassigned LHP Jacob Lindgren, RHP Nick Rumbelow, Cs Francisco Arcia and Kyle Higashioka, OF Slade Heathcott, INFs Cole Figueroa and Jonathan Galvez to minor league camp.

Lingren, a 22-year-old left-hander, posted a 1.23 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 10/3 K/BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings in Grapefruit League play and made a strong push to be included in the team's Opening Day bullpen. He should make his big league debut at some point during the upcoming season.
Mar 29 - 5:28 PM

Yankees optioned OF Ramon Flores to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 23-year-old outfielder struggled in Grapefruit League play, slashing .206/.270/.412 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in 34 at-bats. He could make his big league debut at some point during the 2015 campaign.
Mar 29 - 5:23 PM

Mark Teixeira (knee) is expected to return to the Yankees lineup on Wednesday.

The veteran slugger was hit by a pitch on his right knee during Friday's Grapefruit League contest, but the club believes it's only a minor issue. He should be fine after resting for a couple of days.
Mar 29 - 5:19 PM

Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and three RBI to lead the Yankees to a 7-0 win over the Astros on Sunday.

Headley hit second today, which is something he's done frequently with Jacoby Ellsbury out. Before Ellsbury was hurt, the plan was to bat Headley sixth or seventh this season. We think he makes quite a bit more sense at the top of the order, in part because he can help break up the lefties, but he'll probably still bat lower if Ellsbury returns for the opener as planned.
Mar 29 - 4:52 PM

Nathan Eovaldi fanned five in 4 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday against the Astros.

Eovaldi had been doing his work in minor league games, so this was his first start in 14 days. He's certainly pitched well in his spring appearances, allowing one run over 13 2/3 innings and posting a 14/0 K/BB ratio. We certainly liked his fantasy potential better than Miami than in New York, but the Yankees aren't going to regret trading Martin Prado for him.
Mar 29 - 4:50 PM

Mark Teixeira is expected to be fine after leaving a minor league game Sunday following a hit by pitch on his right knee.

Teixeira limped off the field but was then spotted a few minutes later walking fine while sporting a knee pad. He will not have to undergo any tests.
Mar 29 - 11:48 AM

Mark Teixeira had to leave a minor league game on Sunday after being hit on the right knee by a pitch.

Teixeira was limping noticeably as he made his way off the field. It's too early to speculate on the potential seriousness of the injury, but the Yankees should provide an update on his status before long. Teixeira is batting .261/.306/.391 with one homer so far this spring.
Mar 29 - 11:41 AM

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