Clint Frazier (vision issues) began taking live at-bats Wednesday in Tampa, in addition to running and doing defensive work.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the outfielder “felt good” and was close to being physically ready for a rehab assignment, but was unsure when it would begin.
RHP Luis Severino’s next rehab start will be Sunday at High-A Hudson Valley. … RHP Corey Kluber (shoulder strain) was scheduled to throw a bullpen Thursday before facing live batters for the second time Saturday.
3B/OF Miguel Andujar (wrist strain) is not close to starting a rehab assignment, Boone said, as he just started swinging off a tee. … OF Trey Amburgey (hamstring strain) and 1B Chris Gittens (ankle sprain), who took early batting practice and did defensive work, will begin rehab assignments “imminently,” per Boone.
RHP Clarke Schmidt (elbow strain) was set to make his third rehab start Thursday with Double-A Somerset.
Boone said there was still no clarity on the Yankees’ pitching plans for Friday’s game, which was originally scheduled to be started by Jordan Montgomery (COVID-19). They are likely to use a bullpen game. Deivi Garcia will not be an option to get called up after starting Thursday for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.