Saturday, July 28, 2012
Bailey, Dice-K on rehab; Atchison setback
By Gordon Edes
NEW YORK -- Torrential rains just arrived in the Bronx, where the start of Saturday afternoon's game between the Yankees and Red Sox already was in a delay.
In the meantime, a few injury updates:
--Closer Andrew Bailey is scheduled to throw in a Gulf Coast League game Monday, but is "weeks -- at least weeks" away from returning to the big club, manager Bobby Valentine said.
--Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (remember him?) is scheduled to begin another rehab assignment Monday with Pawtucket.
--Pitcher Scott Atchison, who pitched for Pawtucket on Friday night, evidently had a setback, and will have more tests on his strained right forearm, Valentine said. That is a bit ominous for Atchison, one of the team's most pleasant surprises this season.