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Yankees notes - Rodriguez, Nunez, Robertson

Taking a loot at a few of the many New York Yankees players currently struggling with injuries.

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The New York Yankees have suffered an incredibly high number of injuries to important players, but have managed to start the season 18-12 despite the setbacks. Let's take a look at how some of the team's key players are dealing with their injuries.

Alex Rodriguez returns to the field

The Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez continues to make progress in his return from hip surgery, as the veteran hit from a tee, played catch and ran on Monday. Rodriguez joined his many rehabbing teammates in Tampa Bay, marking his first activity since undergoing the procedure in January.

Rodriguez is beginning a 30-day plan set up by the team and it's doctors, and they will evaluate the third baseman's progress in one month. Rodriguez is not expected to return to New York until after the All-Star break.

Eduardo Nunez battling rib cage injury

Shorstop Eduardo Nunez had to leave Sunday's game with a rib cage injury, and is currently listed as day-to-day. Nunez first stared experiencing the tightness in the third inning, and ended up leaving the game in the top of the fifth.

Nunez underwent an MRI, which came back negative. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is opting to be cautious with Nunex, since New York already has 10 players on the disabled list and can ill-afford another long-term injury.

David Robertson to return Tuesday

Set-up man David Robertson played catch twice the weekend without any complications, and expects to be available against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.

Robertson suffered a slight hamstring pull against the Houston Astros on Wednedsay, and was unavailable to pitch over the weekend against the Oakland Athletics. The reliever has pitched effectively this season, posting a 3.86 ERA and striking out 13 batters in 11.2 innings.

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