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‪• Michael Pineda has two Minor League rehab starts under his belt and has indicated he is ready to return to the Yankees' rotation as early as their upcoming series in Baltimore. Girardi had no updates on his status just yet.

‪• Carlos Beltran is continuing his throwing program in an effort to play the field again this season, but Girardi doesn't feel the need to hurry him back to right field.

"He definitely feels better," said Girardi. "But with the flexibility we've got with [Martin] Prado, you feel less of a rush. We feel that we're OK, and it's subject to change, but we'll see what happens.

‪• On this date in 1986, the Yankees unveiled a plaque in honor of former player and manager Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin, whose No. 1 is also retired.

Jake Kring-Schreifels is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.