The Yankees are rolling right now, and they’re doing so without two of their most integral pieces. Both Jorge Posada and Brian Bruney are rehabbing from injuries, and Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com provides us with some updates. Bruney threw a bullpen Friday, and it looks like he’ll be ready to rejoin the team during the homestand. The Yanks don’t know exactly what he’ll do next, but it will likely involve some live action, either a simulated game or a minor league rehab appearance. If he’s going to join the team this week, it sounds like it’ll be one appearance before activation. I’d bet on Edwar Ramirez getting the boot when the time comes.
Posada claims he’s 85 percent, which is probably just an arbitrary figure he concocted. The hammy is still bothering him a bit, but there’s not much more in terms of an update. He’s continuing his rehab, while it doesn’t sound like Jose Molina has done much more than rest since straining his quad on May 8. Getting Posada back is obviously more important for the Yanks. It’s nice to hear good news, but he’s still probably three weeks away.