Eduardo Nunez begins rehab assignment, plays in game for Class-A Tampa Yankees
Nunez grounded out in both at-bats and took two ground balls at short in his four innings, leaving well before the end of the T-Yanks dropped a 6-1 decision to the Cubs. It was his first official game action in nearly two months, as he was placed on the disabled list on May 6 with a strained oblique and had suffered more than one setback on the road to his return prior to Thursday.
Position players have up to 20 days on their rehab clock, so the Yankees can activate Nunez any time between now and July 17.
Beyond adding Nunez on rehab, the T-Yanks apparently also made another roster move on Thursday; nothing official was announced, but a Tweet by Charleston RiverDogs catcher Wes Wilson indicated that outfielder Taylor Dugas has been promoted from Charleston to Tampa.
Wilson's Tweet was sent early in the afternoon, but after outfielder Ben Gamel left Game 1 of the doubleheader after grounding out (and didn't play in Game 2), it could end up being a timely promotion for Dugas in more ways than one.