Here's the latest on the handful of Yankee injuries, new and old. - Jacoby Ellsbury was back in the lineup last night, and Joe told reporters after the game that Ellsbury was feeling better yesterday and said he could play. No word on how his ankle felt before or after the game or if he'll need a day off here or there, but him being back last night was definitely a plus.
- All tests on Masahiro Tanaka's sore arm came back clean and the team doctors cleared him to continue throwing and working towards returning this season. According to Joe, Tanaka has been working out at The Stadium for the last few days and played catch yesterday. He'ls tentatively scheduled for a bullpen sesh later this week.
- Martin Prado became the newest injured guy when he left last night's game in the 9th inning. He felt something in his left hamstring the last time he ran the bases and the initial diagnosis was "tightness". He was scheduled for an MRI and I imagine we'll find out those results later today when lineups are released.
- Last but not least, David Phelps continues to progress towards a return this month. Via Chad Jennings, Phelps threw a 25-pitch bullpen session yesterday and is slated for a 35-pitch one on Friday. If all goes well, he could pitch a simulated game on Sunday and be in line to come off the DL next week. Remember, the Yanks are bringing him back as a reliever.