Starting left fielder Brett Gardner is scheduled to play in another rehab game with Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre on Wednesday night, and could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Thursday.
"He’s playing today, and we’ll make a decision after tonight, but it shouldn’t be too long," said manager Joe Girardi before Wednesday's game against the Rays. "We just wanna see how he comes through today."
Gardner has been on the disabled list since April 18 with a right elbow injury.
As for reserve infielder Eric Chavez, he took a concussion test on Wednesday, and hopes to get the results back and be cleared to return by Major League Baseball on Thursday.
In the meantime, Chavez was participating in full pregame baseball activities on Wednesday, including batting practice.
"The cobwebs are gone," Chavez said. "I feel 100 percent."
Chavez suffered the concussion and a whiplash injury while diving for a line drive last Wednesday in a game against the Orioles, and was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.