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Yankees’ Luke Voit begins Triple-A rehab assignment

Yankees first baseman Luke Voit will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, the team announced.

Voit has been rehabbing after getting surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus, and everything has gone well.

“I feel ready to go,” Voit told reporters last Friday. “Today, I got to run outside and do some cutting. I’ve been in Scranton this past week running sprints and everything, hitting and taking ground balls. I feel really good so should be playing in games soon. Still don’t know the official time of when I’m going to start, but I feel like I’m in a really good spot and ready to go.”

And Voit knows that there may be a few more games than in a normal rehab just to make sure he’s good to go.

“I’m sure they’ll make me play four or five (innings), kinda like spring training, and make me build up to seven in a couple games,” he explained last Friday. “But I’ve been hammering the (pitching) machine a lot, trying to get my timing back, and got some live BPs yesterday so it felt good to get back in the box.

“Don’t want to rush it too fast.”