Via Ian Begley, Brian Cashman said today that Eric Chavez will be activated off the disabled list on Tuesday. Rafael Soriano will pitch again tomorrow after pitching today, then he’ll be activated either Wednesday or Thursday. Chavez played his sixth rehab game today and he’s hit well (.333 with two doubles and a homer), but that means nothing. The important thing is that he’s healthy. Soriano hasn’t been great in rehab, but again, it’s all about his health. As long he’s throwing well, the rest should fall into place.
Cashman also said that Alex Rodriguez is progressing well in his rehab from knee surgery, and he could be back as soon as the second week of August. They’re not going to push it though, they have enough offense and a big enough lead in the wildcard race. A-Rod will be back when he’s ready.