Bombers bits

• Mark Teixeira, on the disabled list with a partially torn right wrist tendon, had four at-bats in a simulated game on Tuesday at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Fla., while Kevin Youkilis (lumbar spine sprain) had three at-bats. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Teixeira saw 40-45 pitches in his plate appearances and is doing well.

• Joba Chamberlain (right oblique strain) is scheduled to make a second Minor League rehab appearance on Wednesday for Class A Advanced Tampa and could rejoin the Yankees' bullpen after their series against the Rays, Girardi said.

• Yankees catcher Chris Stewart (left groin) hit off a tee again on Tuesday and is expected to be ready to resume starting sometime during the upcoming series against the Rays. Stewart is available if needed behind rookie Austin Romine, while Jayson Nix is the Yanks' emergency third catcher.

• Infielder Alberto Gonzalez cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

• On this date in 1922, Colonel Jacob Ruppert bought out Colonel Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston for $1.5 million, taking sole control of the Yankees franchise until his death in 1939.

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.