Two bits of positive news on rehabbing Yankees:
1) Chien Ming Wang will start on tuesday at AAA Scranton and could regain his rotation spot if that start goes well. He is cleared for 100 pitches. With Phil Hughes battling inconsistency and himself, the Yankees could really use Wang’s ability to give the club innings and finally stabilize the rotation. 5 starters who can be counted on to go at least 6 innings each time out would go a long way to minimizing the damage done by the struggling bullpen.
2) Xavier Nady will take the next step in his rehab on Friday, as he will go through formal hitting drills for the first time since injuring his elbow. As you may recall, he underwent a unique procedure involving plasma enriched platelets to speed up his recovery, and the Yankees are hopeful to have him back by June. He would give the Yankees the bench bat that they have been lacking over the last few weeks, and would likely be used to spell Hideki Matsui against tough lefties.
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