Damon hopes to hit off tee Friday, return to Yanks next week
TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees left fielder Johnny Damon could hit off a tee on Friday and hopes to rejoin the team by late next week.
Damon is on the 15-day disabled list with an injured left shoulder, which was hurt when the outfielder ran into the fence attempting to catch a ball on July 4. He underwent treatment only Wednesday at the Yankees' minor league complex.
"Friday could be a big day," Damon said. "It feels a lot better today. It feels much better not doing the drills."
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