Manager Aaron Boone said Holmes (illness) will rejoin the Yankees on Thursday but won't be activated from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of the team's series opener versus the Twins, Max Goodman of reports.

After testing positive for COVID-19 early last week and going into quarantine, Holmes has since cleared all health and safety protocols and is able to resume working out. The Yankees plan to have Holmes throw a bullpen session Friday as a final test of his health, so he likely won't be activated until Saturday at the earliest. Holmes has posted a 4.47 ERA over 51 relief appearances between the Pirates and Yankees this season.

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