Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• The Yankees welcomed back former head athletic trainer Gene Monahan for the weekend, strapping on his scissors and tape roll to perform his old duties. Monahan, who retired last year and relocated to North Carolina, was asked to return because head athletic trainer Steve Donohue is leaving the club to attend his daughter's graduation ceremonies.

• Yankees manager Joe Girardi reiterated that he believes outfielder Brett Gardner will be able to rejoin the club after the All-Star break. Gardner was seen by Dr. Timothy Kremchek on Thursday, who concurred with the Yankees' diagnosis of a right elbow strain and recommended three to four weeks of rest.


• Major League Baseball authorized a scoring change for the June 7 Yankees-Rays game, changing Drew Sutton's fourth-inning two-run double to a double with one run scored and an error for Jayson Nix. The edit deletes one earned run from CC Sabathia's line, as Sabathia now allowed five runs and one earned.


• On this date in 2011, Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate in a 12-4 Yankees victory over the Rangers. It was the 11th time Teixeira had accomplished the feat, tying Eddie Murray and Chili Davis for the most such games all-time.