Voit continues to work at Yankees' alt site

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Apr. 27—New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit took the next step in his rehab Monday, running outside during an alternate site workout at PNC Field.

Voit went through a battery of exercises in the outfield, including sprinting, before heading to the infield to do some defensive drills. The 30-year-old had surgery March 29 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

"He's ready to kind of take that next step and be outside," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "I'm not sure exactly when he'll have live at-bats, but yes he is essentially going — really starting to ramp up now."

On Saturday, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager Doug Davis said he wasn't sure what the plan would be for Voit. The Yankees' alternate site crew plays the Philadelphia Phillies' group in games today (at PNC Field), Wednesday (at Allentown), Thursday (at PNC Field) and then Saturday (at Allentown) — the last game of the alternate site period before the minor league seasons begin May 4.

Boone also said Miguel Andújar, who was optioned to the alternate site Sunday, will spend the early part of his time here working at first base.

"He'll still be bouncing around," Boone said. "He'll probably do — because he hasn't done a ton of first base and with (Mike) Ford being up here and with Voit having not started games down there yet, it's probably a good week to get him some first base reps, where he can get some regular reps there. And then as the rosters change or whatever, Voit starts taking at-bats along with (Chris) Gittens, then we'll start getting him more regular reps at third base, even left field a little bit. But this first week, there will be a little bit of a focus, at least in his work on some first base things."

Andújar landed on the injured list March 29 with carpal tunnel syndrome in his right wrist.

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