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Cervelli could be back by middle of week

Joe Girardi said that Francisco Cervelli'sminor league rehab is going well. So well, in fact, that if Cervelli plays Monday and Tuesday -- back-to-back days -- the Yankees could make a decision on bringing Cervelli back by Wednesday.

"He is obviously getting closer," Girardi said.

When Cervelli returns he will take Gustavo Molina's spot. Molina has a grand total of three at-bats.