I'm really looking forward to the end of the season so I don't have to do these posts anymore, but the season rolls on and so must the injury reports. - Masahiro Tanaka felt no pain or discomfort in his elbow yesterday after his return outing on Sunday. He went through his normal next-day routine and all signs point to him being A-OK for his final start on Saturday.
- Mark Teixeira received another cortisone injection in his right wrist on Sunday and said he could be back in the lineup as soon as tonight. Apparently the first 2 injections were in a different part of his tendon sheath and this 3rd one was in a different spot, making it OK to do.
- Carlos Beltran continues to sit out due to pain in his elbow, but said he's not going to proceed with the surgery until after the end of the season. Not sure I follow the logic there.
- CC Sabathia played catch yesterday, the first time he's had any kind of throwing activity since having the latest surgery on his knee. Via Chad Jennings, he said he wants to progress to throwing a bullpen session before season's end, then he'll shut it down for a regular offseason.
- No new news on Jacoby Ellsbury's hamstring, although he was not in the lineup against last night.