Off Day Open Thread

Here are some notes on this off day for the Yankees.

Derek Jeter jogged Monday for the first time since landing on the disabled list with a calf strain.

Jeter told reporters after the light workout that he feels like he is finally taking “steps in the right direction.” The veteran shortstop should progress to sprints by the end of this week and remains on track to return to the Yankees’ starting lineup sometime in early July. He’s been on the 15-day disabled list since June 14.

Bartolo Colon (hamstring) threw a four-inning simulated game Monday without any issues.

Colon allowed only two hits and struck out three, tossing 60 pitches in all. The Yankees have not announced whether he is going to make a minor league rehab start. If they decide he’s ready right now, Colon will return to the Bombers’ rotation this weekend to face the Mets.

Eric Chavez (foot) took batting practice again on Monday and reported feeling fine.

Chavez began a running program last week and could be nearing the start of a minor league rehab assignment. The veteran corner infielder is aiming to return to the Yankees’ bench right around the All-Star break.

Pedro Feliciano (shoulder) made 15 soft throws off a bullpen mound Monday in Tampa, Florida.

It wasn’t technically a bullpen session, but it represents a big step in the right direction for the veteran left-hander. He has been on the disabled list since the start of the season with a torn shoulder capsule and is hoping to join the Yankees’ bullpen in late July.

Mark Prior (groin) is scheduled to throw off a mound again on Tuesday in Tampa, Florida.

Prior tossed a successful bullpen session on Saturday, reporting no pain or discomfort in his groin. The 30-year-old is hoping to reach the majors at some point this season but must first do some serious proving in a minor league setting. He’ll report back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre once fully healthy.

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