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Report: Didi Gregorius to begin rehab games

After injuring his shoulder while participating in the World Baseball Classic for Team Netherlands, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius appears to be inching closer to rejoining his teammates in the Bronx.

According to Yankees beat reporter, Bryan Hoch, Didi will begin playing in rehab games this Friday with Class A Tampa. While the Yankees have seen Ronald Torreyes and Pete Kozma fill in admirably for their young shortstop, this is certainly encouraging news for a surging team missing one of their budding young talents.

Didi has missed the last few weeks after suffering a hematoma in the subscapularis muscle of his throwing shoulder in an exhibition game while preparing for the Semi-Final of the WBC. Being ruled out for approximately six weeks at the time of the injury, Didi sat out for 2 weeks with no baseball activity before beginning a throwing program.

With no setbacks to date, Didi remains on a positive track and appears set to return to the Bronx on time. If all goes according to plan, he should be back by the end of April, potentially to face the Orioles in the Yanks’ last series of the month.

 

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