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.