New York Yankees Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Bird (ankle) was able to run on the field Sunday, Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Bird received a cortisone shot earlier in the week after suffering a setback in his recovery, so it's an encouraging sign that he's able to ramp up the physical activity. There's no set timetable to proceed from this point, but Bird already has 12 rehab games under his belt before getting shutdown, so he may not need as much time to get back into shape once he sets out on a rehab assignment again.
News: Holliday was held out of Sunday's game as he dealt with an allergic reaction, Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: It's the second time in just over a week Holliday has been forced to miss a game due to an allergic reaction, but last time he was able to return to the lineup after missing just one game. Manager Joe Girardi indicated the 37-year-old DH could undergo some tests to get to the bottom of the issue, but he also didn't rule out the possibility that Holliday would be ready to return to the lineup in time for Monday's tilt against the White Sox.
News: Pineda (7-4) allowed seven runs on six hits over four innings Sunday against the Rangers. He struck out four and walked one while taking the loss.
Impact: Allowing three home runs will sink any pitcher, and Pineda was no exception Sunday. Pineda entered with a 6-1 mark and a 1.92 ERA at home this season, but that did not matter against the Rangers. He's now 0-4 in six career starts against Texas.
News: Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and one walk Sunday against the Rangers.
Impact: Sanchez's three-run blast put the Yankees back in the game, but they ultimately lost 7-6. In June, Sanchez has hit nine home runs and has 25 RBI in 82 plate appearances. Sanchez remains one of the premier catchers in the game.
News: Hicks will go on the disabled list after injuring his ribcage on the right side during a check swing in the first inning Sunday.
Impact: Hicks was removed from a 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers before the fifth inning. He was told his recovery would take three to four weeks. Hicks has 10 home runs and 37 RBIs, and general manager Brian Cashman has said he should be an All-Star candidate.
News: Hicks (oblique) will head to the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Hicks left Sunday's game with oblique tightness, and now this injury will keep him sidelined for roughly three or four weeks. The 27-year-old was slashing .288./.397/.515 in 240 plate appearances this season and was seeing action nearly every day with Jacob Ellsbury (concussion) on the DL. Now, it will be interesting to see if Ellsbury can come back and reclaim his starting center field job, or if the Yankees have to turn to someone else, like moving Brett Gardner there and playing Mason Williams in left, or just having Williams take over in center.
News: Castro had a cortisone shot in his wrist Saturday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed that this discomfort in Castro's wrist that preceded the shot has lasted about six weeks, and the second baseman is not in the lineup Sunday. Right now, it's unknown if Castro will miss extended time or continue to play through the pain. The 27-year-old is hitting .315 in 311 plate appearances this season, and his .295 average in June, including five home runs and 17 RBI this month, did not suggest that he was playing hurt.
News: Hicks left Sunday's game with the Rangers due to right oblique tightness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Hicks will have an MRI after checking out of the game in the top of the fifth inning. Austin Romine came in to the game and shifted over to first base while Mason Williams moved over center and Tyler Austin slid to right in his absence. If Hicks has to miss any time, Romine and Williams would likely be the biggest beneficiaries, though Jacoby Ellsbury (concussion) could be back in the coming week to regain a starting gig. He should be considered day-to-day until more information becomes present.
News: Sabathia (hamstring) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Sunday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
Impact: Sabathia was given a six-week timetable for return back on June 20, but it sounds as if the veteran lefty intends to return much earlier than that. Sunday was his second bullpen session in three days, and no issues with the injured hamstring were reported.
News: Clippard yielded four runs on three hits and two walks over just one inning in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Clippard entered in a game the Yankees trailed 4-1 in the ninth inning, and by the time he walked off the mound, any chance of a comeback was all but gone. The 32-year-old has now given up at least two runs in three consecutive outings and sports an unsightly 14.09 ERA with two blown saves in the month of June. Until he gets back on track, it's possible Clippard won't see as many high-leverage situations.
News: Headley (back) will return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers.
Impact: Headley received an epidural injection in his back Friday, and it was said then that Sunday would be the earliest possible day for a return. That will turn out to be the case, as Headley will start at third base and bat sixth in the order after a brief three-game absence.
News: Castro is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.
Impact: Castro has manned the keystone in each of the last six games for New York, but will give way to Ronald Torreyes for the afternoon series finale. Look for Castro -- who owns a .853 OPS since the start of June -- to be back in action Monday in Chicago.
News: Ellsbury (concussion) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Dan Martin of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Ellsbury was scheduled to play just five innings, and he went 1-for-3 while manning center field. The 33-year-old, now fully free of concussion symptoms, is set to continue his rehab assignment Sunday before shifting to Double-A Trenton at the start of the week. The club has yet to offer up a firm timetable for Ellsbury to be activated, but it now appears that will be coming sooner rather than later.
News: Holliday is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.
Impact: Holliday has made six starts in a row, five as the DH, but will be held out for Sunday's series finale. Aaron Judge will instead serve as the DH, while Tyler Austin gets the nod at first.