David Robertson throws on field before Yankees-Rockies game

David Robertson #30 of the New York Yankees

David Robertson #30 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Baltimore Orioles. (April 30, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

DENVER -- Finally, it appears, some good news for the Yankees on the injury front.

Reliever David Robertson, out since last Wednesday when he felt some tightness behind his left knee, threw on the field before Tuesday night's game before throwing eight pitches in the bullpen. "Felt really good," he said. "I guess I'll be available tonight . . . didn't have any problems."

Robertson's last appearance came last Wednesday against the Astros when he pitched a 1-2-3 inning but felt the tightness breaking off the mound on a grounder to second.

 

Nova for Monday?

Joe Girardi said righthander Ivan Nova, on the disabled list with inflammation of the right triceps since April 27, was scheduled to pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday. That lines him up to pitch one of the doubleheader games Monday in Cleveland, a distinct possibility.

"We'll see," Girardi said. "As long as he feels good [Wednesday] and throws the ball well."

 

Tampa doings

Mark Teixeira said he could be ready to take batting practice Friday, a first since hurting his right wrist March 5, according to The Associated Press. Teixeira took batting practice indoors, ran and fielded grounders yesterday. . . . Alex Rodriguez worked out a second straight day since reporting to the minor-league complex Monday morning. . . . Francisco Cervelli, who broke his right hand nearly two weeks ago, said the cast is to be removed in three weeks. . . . Curtis Granderson (right forearm) went 4-for-5 with two doubles in an extended spring game and could be lined up to start for High-A Tampa Monday.

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