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Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo making progress in COVID-19 recovery

If all goes properly along with his cardiac workup on Monday, Anthony Rizzo may start what must be a brief ramp up later that day.
The first baseman, acquired by the Yankees previous to the commerce deadline, has been on the COVID-19 injured record since Aug. 8.

“He was feeling a lot better, even [Saturday],” Aaron Boone mentioned earlier than the Yankees’ 7-5 win over the White Sox on Saturday evening in Chicago. “I don’t think he’ll need a lot [of time]. But we’ll see. Let’s see where he’s at physically. He hasn’t been able to do a lot the first five or six days of being out.”

Rizzo is one in every of a number of Yankees nearing their return after a bout with the coronavirus.

Catcher Gary Sanchez went by his first full baseball exercise on Saturday with Double-A Somerset. That included taking batting follow and defensive work.
“He’s been doing a lot better,” Boone mentioned.

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Starting pitchers Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery threw bullpen periods on Friday and can rejoin the rotation early subsequent week, although the precise days every will begin has but to be decided.

Reliever Clay Holmes, at the moment on the COVID-19 record, is in Kansas City and is feeling higher after coping with signs, in keeping with Boone. The hope is he might be again in New York in the following three-to-four days.


Gio Urshela (hamstring) is doing totally different operating workouts, supervisor Boone mentioned, however has but to advance to baseball actions. He just lately suffered a setback.

Gleyber Torres (left thumb) is not going to start doing baseball actions till he’s pain-free.


Domingo German (shoulder) threw a bullpen session at Somerset on Saturday and Corey Kluber (shoulder) is scheduled to make his second rehabilitation begin Tuesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

There is a “good chance” righty Luis Gil shall be one of many Yankees’ two beginning pitchers in Tuesday’s doubleheader towards the Red Sox on the Stadium, Boone mentioned. Gil has not thrown in a sport since throwing 5 shutout innings towards the Mariners on Aug. 8.


The Yankees signed Sal Romano to a minor league deal. The right-hander was designated for project by the Yankees final month and claimed off waivers by Milwaukee. After one look, Romano was DFA’s by the Brewers and can report again to SWB.

— Additional reporting by Dan Martin in Chicago

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