Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, on the disabled list with a strained right elbow, is scheduled to play in his second Minor League rehab game on Wednesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and could be activated on Thursday.

• Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he would be reluctant to use Robertson for three consecutive days in the closer's role, which would open the way for Rafael Soriano to pick up some save opportunities.

• Girardi said that Joba Chamberlain, on the DL with a dislocated right ankle, is continuing to play catch and do range-of-motion exercises. There is no set date on when Chamberlain will increase throwing.

• On this date in 1999, Mike Stanton made his first career start after 552 consecutive relief appearances to begin his career. Stanton received a no-decision against the Mariners, throwing four innings in a 6-0 Yankees victory.