Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Alex Rodriguez's rehab continued Saturday in Tampa, Fla., where the Gulf Coast League Yankees were scheduled to play a doubleheader with Bradenton. The third baseman was slated to play in one of the games, Girardi said.

• Jayson Nix was in the clubhouse before Saturday's game, but Girardi confirmed that the infielder would go down to Tampa on Monday to begin more work, though the manager wasn't sure of the exact schedule. Nix went on the disabled list on June 3 with a right hamstring strain.

• Derek Jeter wasn't at Yankee Stadium for Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Twins, but it had nothing to do with that quad injury he sustained on Thursday; the shortstop is battling a stomach bug, so the team told him to stay home for the day.

"He has a stomach bug going on," Girardi said. "He actually didn't come to the ballpark today, he was pretty sick, so we left him home."

The manager did say that he expects Jeter to be back at the ballpark on Sunday. Jeter is still expected to be out until after the All-Star break, during which he will be evaluated.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.