Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Brett Gardner had his right hand stepped on during Saturday's 3-0 win, but Girardi said that was not why Gardner was out of the Yankees' lineup on Sunday.

"Just a day off for him; I'm trying to keep everyone involved here," Girardi said.

• Vernon Wells took ground balls at first base on Sunday in San Diego. The Yankees have been saying that it is possible Wells could see some time at the position as a reserve.

• On this date in 1985, the Yankees celebrated Phil Rizzuto Day at Yankee Stadium, dedicating a Monument Park plaque in his honor and retiring his No. 10. The Yankees lost their scheduled game to the White Sox, 4-1, as Tom Seaver won his 300th career game.

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.