Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Curtis Granderson does not have any physical limitations forcing him to the DH role, Girardi said, but Alfonso Soriano's hot stretch has kept Girardi from altering his lineup too much.

"Sori has been on such a roll, I don't really want to change anything that he's doing," Girardi said.

• The Yankees will start Ivan Nova and Phil Hughes in Tuesday's day-night doubleheader against the Blue Jays. Girardi said he is leaning toward having Nova start the day game. He also said that he expects Andy Pettitte and Adam Warren to start Wednesday and Thursday against Toronto, in some order.

• On this date in 1989, Bucky Dent replaced Dallas Green as the Yankees' manager.

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.