Bomber bits

Bomber bits

• Asked if shortstop Derek Jeter could return from the disabled list when he's first eligible Sunday in Boston, Girardi said, "I wouldn't think so." Jeter took batting practice and fielded grounders on the field on Thursday, and he's scheduled to go to Tampa, Fla., to continue his rehab after the game.

Alex Rodriguez played third base and batted cleanup Thursday against the Angels. He's 5-for-20 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs on the Yankees' homestand, entering Thursday's series finale.

• Yankees reliever David Robertson and Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster will be playing against each other both on the field and off it this weekend. The two are taking part in "Power of 2," a fundraising initiative where the two players will compete to see who can raise more money for their respective charity over a two-week period.

Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.