The Yankees are planning to have right-hander Cory Wade rejoin the club for Saturday's day-night doubleheader against the Red Sox, Girardi confirmed. Wade will be returned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Saturday's second game.
Right-hander David Phelps is scheduled to start on Monday for Double-A Trenton as he continues to build up his pitch count, and he could rejoin the big league club after the All-Star break, though Girardi said that hasn't yet been discussed.
Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is expected to take dry swings this weekend as he hopes to return from a strained right elbow. Gardner has twice been close to returning from the disabled list, only to suffer setbacks. He has played in just nine games this year.
On this date in 1933, Babe Ruth hit the first home run in an All-Star Game, a two-run shot off the Cardinals' Bill Hallahan. The AL won, 4-2, at Chicago's Comiskey Park. The Yankees' Lefty Gomez threw three scoreless innings for the win.