Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• The Yankees claimed right-handed reliever Danny Farquhar off waivers from the Oakland A's on Tuesday and optioned him to Double-A Trenton. To make room on the 40-man roster, they moved outfielder Brett Gardner to the 60-day disabled list. Gardner will travel to Tampa with the team next week and take dry swings, but Girardi said the original expectation of a return immediately after the All-Star break isn't realistic.

• Sixty-eight years ago Tuesday, the Yankees played a three-way exhibition game with the Dodgers and Giants at the Polo Grounds to promote the purchase of war bonds. A crowd of 50,000 bought $5.5 million in war bonds and the Dodgers won, 5-1-0, with the Yankees scoring one run and the Giants being shut out.