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Yankees Notebook: DJ LeMahieu set to begin another rehab assignment later this week

DJ LeMahieu is almost ready for game action… again.

The versatile infielder is expected to begin a rehab assignment this Thursday or Friday with Double-A Somerset, according to the New York Post’s Greg Joyce. LeMahieu has been ramping up baseball activities over the last week, including live batting practice sessions at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa on Saturday and Tuesday.

LeMahieu also did some defensive work at Tropicana Field over the weekend with the Yankees in Tampa to play the Rays.

Delayed multiple times, LeMahieu has been slowly working his way back from a nondisplaced fracture in his right foot. He suffered the injury on March 16 when he fouled a ball off of his foot in a spring training game.

LeMahieu was initially supposed to start a rehab assignment on April 19. However, that was pushed back a few days at the recommendation of doctors.

The 35-year-old started that assignment on April 23, only for him to leave the game after just one inning due to swelling in his foot. That led to another shutdown.

The Yankees and LeMahieu are hoping that his latest assignment will be free from setbacks.

Another Cole Bullpen

Gerrit Cole threw a bullpen in Tampa on Tuesday, his fourth since being diagnosed with elbow inflammation in spring training. Cole was expected to hang back in Tampa with the Yankees in Minnesota this week.

Cole threw 36 pitches, but he did not progress to two ups, or simulated innings, per the Post. He’ll have to check that box before facing live hitters.

Rehab Roundup

Elsewhere on the rehab circuit, Jasson Domínguez (UCL surgery) found himself batting second on Tuesday, the start of his rehab assignment with Single-A Tampa.

Jorbit Vivas started a rehab assignment with the Tarpons as well.

Meanwhile, Tommy Kahnle (delayed throwing program) had his rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Somerset.


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