Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Reliever Preston Claiborne was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to be the Yankees' 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader. He will be optioned back to Scranton after the nightcap since his recall comes fewer than 10 days after he was originally optioned to the Minors, on Friday, to make room for Mark Reynolds on the 25-man roster.

Claiborne is 0-1 with a 2.88 ERA and 33 strikeouts over 40 2/3 innings with the Yankees this season.

• Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki entered Tuesday's doubleheader three hits from reaching 4,000 for his career between Japan and the U.S. He started in right field and batted second for the Yankees in Game 1.

• On this day in Yankees history, Lou Gehrig hit the 23rd and final grand slam of his career in 1938. His 23 slams are tied with Rodriguez for the most in Major League history.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.