Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Cashman said on Tuesday that he sympathizes with Jeter as the shortstop deals with another DL stint after straining his right calf.

"I feel bad for him and therefore bad for us," Cashman said. "Obviously, once the [fractured] ankle is resolved and he's activated and healthy, then he blows the quad, and once that's resolved he's activated and healthy and sometime during that activation, he's now got a calf [injury]. I just feel bad for him and therefore for us for not being able to run a great player out there."

Cashman wouldn't put a timetable on Jeter's recovery.

"One step at a time," Cashman said. "It's just an unfortunate circumstance. Once that heals, we'll get him going again."

• With Alex Rodriguez starting at third base on Monday, the Yankees have used 48 players this season, surpassing the total number they used in 2012 (45). The franchise record for most players used in a season is 51 (2005, '08).

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyBal9. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.