Notes: Jeter, Pineda, Betances


The big news of the day is that Derek Jeter is back on the field, which is a first step toward him returning to Yankee Stadium again.

A couple of more notes from my conversation with Brian Cashman:

• After Michael Pineda's impressive outing his first rehab start on Sunday, Cashman said the team will decide later Monday on where he will next go. It will likely be on Friday either in Tampa for an extended spring training or at Single-A Charleston. Pineda threw 4 1/3 innings and gave up one unearned run. He hit 94 on the gun and threw strikes in 42 of his 68 pitches.

Pineda will probably move up to around 75 pitches next time out. The Yankees have been increasing Pineda's pitch counts seven to eight pitches each time instead of the customary 15.

• Besides a recent hiccup, the 6-foot-8 Dellin Betances has pitched well out of the bullpen at Triple-A Scranton. Betances, who is out of options after this season, could be a possible 2014 replacement for someone like free agent-to-be Joba Chamberlain.

"He had 13 innings of really good relief outings for us," Cashman said.

Curtis Granderson (broken hand) is back in Tampa. He threw at 90-feet on Monday.

• Cashman said he had nothing new on Alex Rodriguez's rehab. Eduardo Nunez (oblique) took 25 dry swings and threw up to 90-feet. He took ground balls right at him on the grass.