Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and outfielder Aaron Judge made progress from their various injuries prior to Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Sanchez, who has only appeared in three games since June 24 due to a strained groin, ran the bases and took squats behind home plate as he looks to begin a rehab assignment as early as next week.
"Gary had a really good day," manager Aaron Boone said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "I didn't see him run but the report was that he ran really well. I was out there for his defensive work, where he was throwing to bases and he looked really good."
Sanchez, who has just a .188/.283/.416 batting line with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs in 66 games this season, underwent another MRI on Friday and will travel to Tampa, Florida, to ramp up baseball activities, Boone said.
Judge, meanwhile, threw at 90 feet for the first time and ran on the field as he aims to return from a chip fracture in his right wrist that has kept him out for the past three weeks.
Boone said Judge's progress Friday was encouraging and Judge himself added he "felt good," but doesn't know when he will ramp up baseball activities and begin a rehab assignment.
"When he's able to actually able to play in a game, we'll make that determination along with him," Boone said of Judge, who was hitting .285 with 26 home runs and 61 RBIs. "Does he need a game? Does he need four games? Two games? We'll just kind of see where we are in the timeline that's unfolding now."