Bombers bits

• Curtis Granderson was scheduled to DH on Saturday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, one night after he played eight innings in the outfield and went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer. Granderson is 2-for-8 in two games at Triple-A, playing left field and right field. Granderson broke his right forearm when he was hit by a pitch in the first game of Spring Training.

"He's getting at-bats under his belt," Girardi said. "I know he's feeling better, but I don't want to put a date on [his return]. I know everyone wants a date, but the date is for me when he says he's ready."

• Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis "felt good doing his rotational exercises" on Saturday in Tampa, Fla., according to Girardi. First baseman Mark Teixeira also took BP on the field and felt good, while right-hander Ivan Nova had no issues throwing a bullpen. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez is hitting off a tee and doing light jogging.

• On this date in 1903, Highlanders first baseman John Ganzel hit the first home run in franchise history. The inside-the-park, fifth-inning solo homer came off Tigers pitcher George Mullin in New York's 8-2 win at Detroit's Bennett Park.

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.