Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• With their 11-5 loss on Tuesday, the Yankees tied a season high by losing their fourth straight game. The last time New York lost four straight was on its previous road trip, when the team was swept in Oakland. The Yankees' current rut is their longest home losing streak since May 11-20, 2011.

• Manager Joe Girardi said Nick Swisher could be back in right field on Friday. Ichiro Suzuki started getting acquainted with his new spot in left field on Wednesday.

• Girardi said he has no limitations for Joba Chamberlain, as the right-handed reliever returns to the club for the first time since June 5, 2011.

• The Yankees have granted outfielder Dewayne Wise his outright release. Wise cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on July 26, but he refused the assignment. He batted .262 (16-for-61) with three homers and eight RBIs in 56 games for New York.