Bombers bits

• With Cano serving as the designated hitter on Tuesday, David Adams made his first career start at second base after making all of his previous appearances with the Yankees at third. Adams was a second baseman by trade in the Minors.

"That's his original position, so I would think that he would be more comfortable there than he probably is at third base," Girardi said. "I think he's done a decent job for us at third base."

• Left-handed reliever Clay Rapada was granted his release on Tuesday. He had a 4.66 ERA in 10 appearances at Triple-A this season.

Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.