Bombers bits

• Yankees captain Derek Jeter is expected to play shortstop on Wednesday, marking his first appearance in the field since Game 1 of last year's American League Championship Series.

Jeter has played in two spring games as a designated hitter as he returns from a left ankle injury, and told reporters in Tampa that he is ready to bring his glove into the field for Wednesday's 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Phillies.

•  Saturday's game against the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field has been moved to a 12:05 p.m. ET start to better accommodate that day's Kenny Chesney concert at adjacent Raymond James Stadium.

•  Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda threw 35 pitches, including sliders, during a bullpen session on Tuesday. Pineda is continuing to hit all of his checkpoints as he rehabs from right labrum surgery, and though he will not pitch in a game this spring, the Yankees believe he could return in June.

•  Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will rejoin the club in Florida this weekend as he begins his rehab from a right forearm strain. General manager Brian Cashman had initially said that Teixeira would rehab from the injury in New York.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.