Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Yankees catcher Austin Romine has been unavailable due to a stiff neck. Girardi said that he planned to have Romine catch on Sunday at Fenway Park, but he was unable to. Girardi hopes to be able to play Romine behind the plate on Tuesday.

• The Yankees did not homer in their three-game series at Boston this past weekend, marking their first homerless series of at least three games at Fenway Park since Aug. 14-16, 1995.

• On this date in 1944, left-hander Sparky Lyle was born. Lyle made 420 relief appearances for the Yankees from 1972-78, winning the '77 Cy Young Award.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Adam Berry, a reporter for MLB.com, contributed to this story from Tampa, Fla. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.