Yankees’ Josh Donaldson’s hamstring may not be ready quite yet

Josh Donaldson might not be ready to return to the Yankees just yet.

The veteran third baseman started a rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Somerset, which could have potentially lasted just one game if everything went smoothly.

Instead, Donaldson still felt tightness in his hamstring early in the game, according to manager Aaron Boone, while going 1-for-3 with a single.

“So probably not quite yet,” Boone said after the Yankees lost to the Angels, 5-2 in The Bronx. “I don’t think anything from necessarily a setback — he didn’t pull it or anything or have to come out of the game [earlier than planned] — but I don’t think it was all the way where it needs to be. So we’ll see where we’re at with it [Wednesday].”

Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson pops out during the second inning.
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Donaldson’s delayed return could give Oswald Peraza a slightly longer stay in The Bronx.

Peraza made his season debut Tuesday, playing second base and going 1-for-3 with a walk and an infield single.