Chris Capuano is set to throw in a rehab game on Tuesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going either six innings or 90 pitches. Capuano could possibly return to the big league club next week. Adam Warren or Chase Whitley would then go to the bullpen, helping out a group that’s been relied upon heavily so far this season.
Ivan Nova will throw three innings or 45 pitches in an extended spring training game. The Yankees maintain that Nova could be ready to return in June. The 28-year-old righty is working his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Masahiro Tanaka played catch before Monday’s game with pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Tanaka reported no problems with his forearm/wrist, and will throw a 20-30 pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.
Masahiro Tanaka will throw his first bullpen session since the injury tomorrow. Joe Girardi said that he is “encouraged” by the progress.