Bombers bits

• Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Friday and said it went well. Pineda said he threw only fastballs and changeups in what was his second 'pen session of the spring. The Yankees are optimistic that Pineda will be able to help them at the big league level in June.

• Right-hander Phil Hughes has been sidelined by a bulging disk in his upper back, but Girardi said that Hughes should be able to resume throwing on Sunday. He has been exercising in a pool at the Yankees' Minor League complex.