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“Walking’s fine. It’s just running when I push off it’s still there a little bit so give it a couple of days,” Stewart said.

Cashman said Youkilis took batting practice with a coach pitching at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa, Fla. Youkilis has been out with a back injury since April 28, but there is no timetable for his return. Youkilis also fielded 26 grounders at third base and ran from first to third and back three times on the grass just behind the infield dirt.

Joba Chamberlain (right oblique strain) played long toss at Yankee Stadium and is lined up for a bullpen session Sunday. After that, New York will decide whether he is going to have another bullpen session or go out for a rehab appearance, Cashman said.

NOTES: Teixeira (wrist), who is working out in Tampa said he expects to soon start playing in extended spring training games. … Rodriguez (hip surgery) played catch for 7 minutes at up to around 120 feet, and had an extensive tee and soft toss hitting session in a batting cage.

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AP freelance writer Mark Didtler in Tampa, Fla., contributed to this report.