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Shreve progressing, nearing rehab assignment

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BALTIMORE -- Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve continues to progress from a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder that landed him on the 15-day disabled list May 26.

Shreve threw for the third straight day Saturday, tossing 12 fastballs on flat ground. He is expected to take a day off Sunday and long toss Monday.

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BALTIMORE -- Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve continues to progress from a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder that landed him on the 15-day disabled list May 26.

Shreve threw for the third straight day Saturday, tossing 12 fastballs on flat ground. He is expected to take a day off Sunday and long toss Monday.

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"No pain, no nothing," Shreve said, "so it's good."

Manager Joe Girardi said that Shreve will likely head to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for a rehab assignment before returning to the Yankees' bullpen.

Shreve is 1-1 with a 5.21 ERA in 19 appearances this season. The left-hander has allowed seven home runs in 19 innings.

Ben Raby is a contributor to MLB.com based in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore region.

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