Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka could potentially meet Aaron Boone's expectation of returning by the All-Star break.
Tanaka, who hasn't pitched since June 8 due to injuries in both hamstrings, will likely travel with the team to Tampa Bay on Friday before tossing a bullpen session on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Tanaka was injured during his start on June 8 against the Mets at Citi Field.
After reaching base in the top of the sixth inning, Tanaka tagged up on an Aaron Judge fly ball to right field. During the sprint to home plate, he was seen pulling up a little bit as he scored.
He went into the tunnel after walking back into the dugout, before being removed.
Tanaka has a 4.58 ERA/4.89 FIP and 1.08 WHIP with 73 strikeouts in 72.2 innings (13 starts) this season.