Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday for Class A Advanced Tampa, marking his first back-to-back appearances. Chamberlain is expected to fly to New York after the outing and will throw a bullpen session at Yankee Stadium in front of team staff, though it is not believed that he is ready to be activated. His 30-day Minor League rehab assignment runs through Aug. 6.

• Infielder Eduardo Nunez is scheduled to be promoted to Triple-A on Wednesday. He had been playing with the Gulf Coast Yankees and for Tampa after suffering a right thumb injury in May.

• Yankees first-base coach Mick Kelleher celebrated his 65th birthday on Wednesday. Kelleher was born and raised in Seattle.

• On this date in 1998, the Yankees dedicated a plaque in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park to honor Mel Allen, the "Voice of the Yankees" from 1939-64.