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Yankees injury news and notes

Although the Yankees aren’t playing today, there’s still plenty of news surrounding the team, especially on the injury front.

According to Chad Jennings of lohud.com:

Andrew Bailey has been shutdown after an MRI revealed a shoulder strain. Bailey had appeared in back-to-back games for the first time this past weekend after returning to the mound this spring. Bailey hasn’t pitched in a major league game since 2013, when he underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said there is no timetable for his return.

Jose Pirela‘s rehab will be moved to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today after playing at High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. The 25 year old utility man has been recovering from a concussion which he suffered against the Mets in spring training. Cashman is unsure about what would be next for Pirela after he finishes his rehab.

Brendan Ryan has been participating in extended spring training games, and could begin a rehab assignment soon. Ryan is recovering from a strained right calf, and would most likely replace Gregorio Petit on the big league roster.

Chris Capuano is ready to begin a rehab assignment, although Cashman hasn’t released a schedule to the media. Nonetheless, Capuano is close to returning to the big league team, and could slot into the rotation should Chase Whitley or Adam Warren struggle.