David Phelps P NYY 3 Days

Phelps (elbow) has continued playing catch, and will be reevaluated in another week, MLB.com reports.

Phelps has yet to throw off a mound, but likely will within the coming days. He hasn't suffered any setbacks, but a return before the first or second week of September seems unlikely.

David Phelps P NYY 6 Days

Phelps (eblow) is scheduled to play catch again on Thursday and will throw off a mound this week, MLB.com reports.

"I think at this stage, we're going day by day," Phelps said. "We'll hopefully amp it up when we get through this week. I took two weeks off, it's not like I'll be on the mound this weekend." The team decided earlier in the week that Phelps will return as a reliever, so once he returns to a mound, he should be able to speed up his recovery.

David Phelps P NYY 7 Days

Phelps (elbow) played catch Wednesday, and has been pain-free for over a week, MLB.com reports.

This is obviously good news, and the fact that he's been able to throw without pain suggests he's recovered since landing on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow. The team is now officially committed to bringing Phelps back as a reliever rather than a starter in an effort to get him back more quickly, so he may return sooner than initially anticipated.

David Phelps P NYY 8 Days

Phelps (elbow) may return to the bullpen rather than rejoin the starting rotation in an effort to speed up his recovery according to manager Joe Girardi, MLB.com reports.

Phelps threw 50 times from 60 feet on Monday and reported feeling good. Girardi indicated that he's unsure of how he'll use Phelps when he's healthy, but if he uses him out of the bullpen, he wouldn't need as long to build back his arm strength.

David Phelps P NYY 9 Days

Phelps threw 50 times from 60 feet Monday, after which an MRI was performed on his recovering right elbow, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Phelps stated that he's felt no discomfort in the elbow in more than a week, but the fact that he's throwing is an encouraging first step in his recovery. If all goes well, a return during the second week of September is his best-case scenario.

David Phelps P NYY 11 Days

Phelps (elbow) is scheduled to throw resume throwing this week, MLB.com reports.

Phelps has been shut down completely since landing on the disabled list nearly two weeks ago, so it seems unlikely that he'd return any earlier than the end of August or beginning of September. Once he begins throwing again, there should be a clearer timetable on his return.

David Phelps P NYY 24 Days

Phelps (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

David Phelps P NYY 24 Days

Phelps left Sunday's game against the Red Sox with elbow inflammation, and he will be evaluated in New York later this week, the Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal reports.

David Phelps P NYY 1 Month

David Phelps held the Rangers to one run over five innings and earned the win in a rain-shortened game on Wednesday.

The game was called with one out in the bottom of the fifth. The Yankees already had the lead, of course. Phelps allowed five hits -- the only extra-base hit was a triple to Leonys Martin -- without issuing a walk and striking out three. The right-hander hasn't lost since June 7. Now with a 3.77 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and a 86/37 K/BB ratio, Phelps will open up a road series against the Rangers on Monday.

David Phelps P NYY 1 Month

David Phelps yielded three runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings Friday in a 4-3 win over the Reds.

Two of the three runs scored on solo homers from Brayan Pena. Otherwise, Phelps was very effective, allowing six hits and one walk while notching seven strikeouts. He now has a 3.87 ERA over 14 starts this season and should continue to have appeal as a matchup play as long as he sticks in the rotation.