Worth noting

• Raul Valdes, competing for a spot in the bullpen as a long reliever and situational lefty, pitched three scoreless innings for the second consecutive outing on Saturday.

• Non-roster outfielder Jermaine Mitchell started against the Yankees at designated hitter and hit a triple. "I've liked his bat from Day 1," Manuel said.

Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.