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• Reliever David Aardsma threw Monday for the first time since suffering a late-June setback in his rehab from Tommy John surgery, according to his Twitter account. Aardsma has yet to pitch for the Yankees after undergoing surgery last July as a member of the Seattle Mariners. He threw five innings and did not allow an earned run over three rehab appearances with the GCL Yankees before he was shut down.

• Former Yankees manager Casey Stengel was born on this date in 1890 in Kansas City, Mo. He led the Yankees for 12 seasons from 1949-60, and won seven World Series titles and 10 American League pennants.