Yankees center fielder Harrison Bader, played five innings for the Somerset Patriots on Friday. Photo: Somerset Patriots.

Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader is clearly on his way back to the Bronx. In a rehab assignment at Double-A Somerset as he makes his way back from a left oblique strain, Bader played five innings and was 1-for-3.

His one hit counted big time, as it provided the go-ahead run in Somerset’s 3-2 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Both the Patriots and Fischer Cats are 7-6 on the young season.

“I feel good. I checked off all the boxes in the rehab process to get back on the field and play. I look forward to help my team in the Bronx win some games,” Bader told reporters before Friday’s game.

Bader’s RBI double that scored Trey Sweeney in the fifth inning made it 2-1 Patriots. Two innings later, Sweeney added some much needed insurance on a RBI single to left, scoring Max Burt to put the Patriots up 3-1.

All the runs went to the good of starter Clayton Beeter who came away with his second consecutive victory. Beeter held the Toronto Blue Jays Double-A affiliate to just a run on five hits over 5.2 innings with three walks and three strikeouts.

Meanwhile over in the Major’s, the Yankees would up, ironically, losing to the Blue Jays 6-1 with Domingo German taking the loss, allowing four runs over six innings.