Bombers bits

• Shortstop Eduardo Nunez (strained left oblique) had a setback on Saturday while taking batting practice, as manager Joe Girardi said that Nunez "felt like he couldn't finish his swing." Girardi expects Nunez, who has been on the disabled list retroactively to May 6, to take a few more days off.

• Right-hander David Phelps (bruised right forearm) threw a bullpen session on Sunday at Tropicana Field and reported no problems. Phelps is in line to pitch on Wednesday against the Mets at Yankee Stadium.

• Chris Stewart (tight left groin) said that he could have caught on Sunday, but Girardi held him out of the lineup because he still feels some lingering discomfort, starting Austin Romine instead. Stewart expects to catch on Monday at Citi Field.

• Andy Pettitte (strained left trapezius) will pitch a simulated game on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., throwing approximately 70 to 75 pitches, and would then be cleared to rejoin the Yankees' rotation if it goes well.

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.