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Around the Yankee Galaxy: Health

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Injuries are the main concern in Yankee-land right now. While Jorge Posada is about to return to catching duties, Brett Gardner set to return to leftfield, and A-Rod working to get back to thirdbase by Tuesday, Marcus Thames is taking a trip on the DL.

- Thames strained his right hamstring in yesterdays 9-3 win over the Astros. Corner outfielder Chad Huffman was promoted from Triple-A Scranton to take his place.

- Posada missed about two weeks at the end of May and has played nothing but DH since returning. Today will be his first time catching since May 16.

- Gardner looks set to return to the starting lineup for the first time in five days.

- A sore hip kept A-Rod out of Saturday's match, but Joe Girardi was relieved that it had nothing to do with last year's surgery -

I think anytime you get where you're looking in that region, you're going to start thinking about what happened the year before. But being something completely different than the hip socket makes you feel a lot better.