Yankees have 4 impact players starting rehab assignments

Ryan Moran
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Jun 5, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; St. Louis Cardinals centerfielder Harrison Bader (48) hits a single in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off two straight losses with the division lead down to 3.5 games, the New York Yankees need some good news on the injury front.

Earlier today, some encouraging updates were provided for the Yankees.

The four Yankees close to returning:

Relief pitchers Aroldis Chapman, Miguel Castro, and Zack Britton, along with center fielder Harrison Bader are all scheduled for rehab starts tomorrow. They are set to play for Double-A Somerset at Hartford Sunday.

The Yankees have been struggling for some time and need reinforcements. Both their dreadful lineup that cannot score many runs and their bullpen can surely benefit from any help they can get.

According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, the long-awaited debut of Bader is roughly a week away.

Pertaining to the Yankees bullpen, Britton, in particular, can provide the Yankees relief with some needed consistency. His return to the pen should be imminent. Castro seems more likely to return closer to the end of the month. Lastly, with Chapman, he anticipates one more rehab outing following tomorrow before making a return to the Yankees.

With the division now in jeopardy for the Yankees and just 23 games left in the regular season, adding healthy and impactful players can give the Yankees what they need to remain on top.