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Chan Ho Park Close to Returning

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IMay 11, 2010

BOSTON - APRIL 04:  Chan Ho Park #61 of the New York Yankees reacts after giving up a two run homer in the seventh inning to Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox on April 4, 2010 during Opening Night at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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  According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News , Yankees reliever Chan Ho Park , who has been on the DL with a hamstring issue, is close to returning to the Bronx after throwing a 45-pitch bullpen session on Monday.

“He might get two (rehab games),” Joe Girardi said. “We’ll make a judgment after Wednesday.”

This is good news for the Yankees, who have experienced some inconsistencies in their bullpen lately. David Robertson , in particular, has struggled this year after he was expected to play a major role coming into this season. The Yankees have also been running quite the shuttle between the Bronx and Scranton as Mark Melancon , Romulo Sanchez , and Ivan Nova have been sent back and forth recently.

Park’s next rehab appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, but even if things go well for him they may elect to take it slow as the pitcher has already taken longer to recover than expected. If he has no pain at all though it is possible to see him back on a major league mound by Friday.

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