Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• To replace Mark Teixeira on the active roster, the Yankees selected the contract of outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Almonte was batting .297 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 68 games with the RailRiders this season.

"He's a switch-hitter, an outfielder. We can give him a start here, use him as a pinch-hitter off the bench," manager Joe Girardi said. "There's some different things he can do."

• The Yankees also recalled reliever Adam Warren from Scranton and designated Chris Bootcheck for assignment. Warren has a 3.12 ERA in 34 2/3 innings out of the bullpen. Bootcheck allowed a run on two hits in his only inning pitched for the Yankees.

• Third baseman Alex Rodriguez continued his rehab on Tuesday, tracking pitches in Tampa, Fla. He's set to do more rehab work on Wednesday.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.