• Derek Jeter has begun baseball activities already, but he’s expected to see Dr. Robert Anderson before he can be cleared to increase his activities (King).
• The All-Star Game is at Citi Field this season so MLB named Robinson Cano and David Wright as the captains of the home run derby. This is the second year in a row for Cano (King).
• Triple-A reliever Mark Montgomery was placed on the DL with shoulder soreness. Yankees VP of baseball ops Mark Newman said the injury isn’t serious and this is more about routine rest than anything else. Montgomery has a 3.00 ERA, a 10.8 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 in 30 innings at Triple-A this season. That is down across the board from last year when he broke out.
• Brett Gardner was named AL Player of the Week last week after he went 13-for-25 with five runs, five doubles, a homer, and six RBI’s. He’s hotter than that though and has hit .375/.412/.594 in his last 17 games.
Rob Abruzzese created Bronx Baseball Daily in 2008 just before graduating from Brooklyn College. He currently serves BBD as its editor and works as a reporter at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Follow Rob on Twitter @RobAbruzzese.