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Yankees Notes: Recap, Nova, and Injury Updates

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IAugust 29, 2010

CLEVELAND - JULY 26:  Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees celebrates his fourth inning home run in the dugout with teammates while playing the Cleveland Indians on July 26, 2010 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Two things that have been going well for the Yankees lately, CC Sabathia and their bullpen, both struggled last night, but when your offense scores 12 runs those kind of things are forgiven.

Here are some notes:

Some injury updates:

  • Andy Pettitte, down with a groin injury, will throw another bullpen today. He’s still not expected to go at 100 percent, but is expected to throw harder than he did the other day.
  • Alex Rodriguez, calf injury, will begin taking batting practice this week.
  • Lance Berkman, out with an ankle injury, has been taking infield practice and it seems he’ll be ready to go September 1st.
  • Alfredo Aceves, back, has been rehabbing in the minors. They are being deliberate with him because this is essentially his spring training.
  • Damaso Marte threw a bullpen recently, but has since been shutdown. It’s possible he won’t return this season.

Today is kind of a big day for the Yankees. The White Sox currently sit outside the playoffs looking in, but there is certainly a possibility that they could be a playoff opponent. It would be nice to see the Yankees take a series against them. Also, they really haven’t been playing well now for a decent stretch and they really have to focus on winning series.

It is also a big day because Nova is on the hill today. If he can establish himself as more than just a September call-up that could be really big for the Yankees who have struggled with their starting rotation.

Also, there is Pettitte. He can’t have any more setbacks.

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