Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Second baseman Robinson Cano and left fielder Alfonso Soriano switched places in the lineup on Friday, with Cano batting fourth and Soriano batting third. Girardi said he did that to get a little more distance between his left-handed hitters against southpaw starter Felix Doubront.

• Pitcher David Phelps, who is working his way back from forearm and elbow strains, threw a bullpen session on Friday and is scheduled to throw a simulated game -- one inning or so, Girardi said -- on Monday.

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