Phelps slated for rehab start before returning

Phelps slated for rehab start before returning

Phelps slated for rehab start before returning

ARLINGTON -- Yankees right-hander David Phelps is expected to make at least one more Minor League rehabilitation start for the club.

Returning from a strained right forearm, Phelps threw 61 pitches for Double-A Trenton against Altoona on Tuesday, allowing two runs and two hits -- including a homer -- in 3 2/3 innings.

"He felt OK," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Phelps, who walked three and struck out six. "Probably not as sharp as we've seen him during the course of the season, but I kind of expect that when you haven't been on the mound and you haven't faced hitters in a while.

"I think we'll see him in New York and he'll throw a bullpen for us on Friday, and then he'll probably go out on another rehab start."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.