Nick Swisher – Swisher has been sitting out the past few days with a strained quad. He didn’t play on Sunday but said he was available to if they needed him. Joe Girardi decided that with the All-Star game this week it was best to get him a full weeks rest instead of rushing him back.
Rafael Soriano – Girardi identified Soriano as the player currently on the DL who would likely be the first one back. He threw live batting practice on Sunday and is likely to get into a rehab game shortly. Barring any setbacks he could be another week or two.
Eric Chavez – Chavez has dealt with a kidney stone, an abdominal injury, and a back issue lately. The back is still sore, but is supposedly feeling better. He hasn’t resumed workouts yet, but the Yankees think it will be soon. I’ll believe it when I see it.
Damaso Marte – He’s been throwing for a few of weeks now. Not likely at 100 percent, but he has been throwing and he hasn’t had a setback yet. At this point it is still safe to assume that he will not pitch this season, but it does seem slightly more likely each time he throws without a setback.
Pedro Feliciano – Not an update but a reminder. Feliciano suffered a setback last week and he has been shutdown. They are considering surgery, but have not yet made a decision. He’s likely out for the remainder of the season and probably most, if not all, of next year as well.
Mark Prior – No updates on Prior, but the last we heard he was throwing. He’s probably still a month or two away at best.