Bombers bits

• Catcher Austin Romine got the start behind the plate on Saturday because of his familiarity with Nuno, Girardi said. Chris Stewart is expected to be behind the plate on Sunday to catch CC Sabathia.

• Mark Teixeira (right wrist) had five at-bats in a Gulf Coast League game on Saturday in Tampa, Fla., and felt good, while Kevin Youkilis (back) played three innings and also felt fine.

• Also on Saturday, right-hander Joba Chamberlain (oblique) threw two innings and 24 pitches. The effort was not without incident, as Chamberlain took a one-hopper off his right calf, but Girardi said that Chamberlain had no issues. His next outing could come at the big league level.

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