Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Jeter is continuing to hit off a tee at the club's complex in Tampa, Fla., as well as fielding ground balls on the grass. He is scheduled to be seen on Thursday by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., and could be cleared for full baseball activities after that visit.

• Kevin Youkilis returned to the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday after lower back tightness kept him out of Sunday's series finale against the Mariners in Seattle. Youkilis said his back felt a little stiff after sliding into first base on a defensive play, and Girardi said having two full days off probably helped.

• On this date in 2003, six Astros pitchers combined to no-hit the Yankees, 8-0, at the original Yankee Stadium. The feat set a record for most pitchers to combine in a no-hitter and marked the first time the Yankees had been no-hit at home since 1952.

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.