Bombers bits

• Yankees right-hander Nick Goody, a sixth-round selection from Louisiana State University in last year's First-Year Player Draft, hobbled into the clubhouse on crutches following a minor traffic accident on Friday. Goody was diagnosed with a sprained right ankle and was sent for an MRI on Saturday.

• Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes continues to feel better after being diagnosed with a bulging disc in his upper back, Girardi said. Hughes has been taking anti-inflammatories and is expected to begin a regimen of underwater agility training at the team's Minor League complex on Sunday.

• Almonte hit the Yankees' first home run of the spring, an opposite-field two-run shot off the Braves' Jordan Walden. Girardi said that he is "excited" about Almonte, a switch-hitting corner outfielder who played last season at Double-A Trenton.