Eduardo Nunez has been out for about two weeks after getting hit on the hand with a pitch, but he took BP and infield practice, declared himself ready, and then actually played in a game over the weekend (link).
It’s good timing for the Yankees because if he had another setback it very well could have put him in jeopardy of being ready to start the season.
Chad Jennings of the Journal News did a nice job with the rest of the injured Yankees in this roundup.
Derek Jeter (hamstring) is still expected to play Tuesday along with Nick Swisher (groin) and Russell Martin (hamstring). David Robertson threw a bullpen on Sunday and could be in a game within a week. Austin Romine (back) has finally been cleared for baseball activities. George Kontos (back) also pitched on Sunday.
That’s the good news. The not so good news is that Freddy Garcia (hand) won’t pitch until Friday at the earliest, Russell Branyan (back) is still not ready to play and neither is Manny Delcarmen (lat) although the latter threw a bullpen and is probably a week away.
Again, nothing terrible. Branyan and Delcarmen both had a chance to make the team out of spring training and have had their chances severely diminished because of their injuries. Garcia’s injury isn’t terrible, but it would be nice to get him back because nobody is going to trade for him if he’s not pitching.