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• Francisco Cervelli is hurt again. The catcher has a sore finger and is off to visit a doctor in Cleveland. Cashman admitted that he's not sure if Cervelli, who's played in just 17 games this season and none since April, will return at any point this year. Cervelli has 14 hits and three home runs in 52 at-bats this season.

• David Phelps threw a bullpen session on Friday, Girardi said. The pitcher has been on the disabled list since July 6 with a right forearm strain. Phelps is 6-5 with a 5.01 ERA this season.

• Granderson and infielder Jayson Nix both played in rehab games with Class A Tampa on Friday. Granderson is rehabbing a broken left pinkie and Nix has been sidelined since July 3 with a a hamstring injury. Granderson has played just eight games in the Majors this season, hitting one home run, and Nix was batting .236 in 237 at-bats before landing on the DL.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for
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