Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Yankees catcher Chris Stewart was "probably not" available to play Monday, according to Girardi. Stewart sustained a left foot contusion when he was hit by a pitch in the third inning of Sunday's 4-3 win over the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

• Left-hander David Huff continues to be listed as the Yankees' probable starter on Thursday against the Orioles, though that seems less than a certainty after Huff allowed nine runs in 3 1/3 innings to the Red Sox on Saturday.

"We're going to get through these three days and see where we're at," Girardi said. "I'm not saying I'm changing anything, but if we need Huff [in relief], we need Huff."

Phil Hughes, who lost his rotation slot to Huff, could be reinstated to starting duty under that scenario.

• On this date in 1999, Hall of Famer Jim "Catfish" Hunter passed away at the age of 53. The righty pitched for five seasons with the Yankees (1975-79), going 63-53 with a 3.58 ERA and winning two World Series titles.

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.