Bombers bits

• Mark Teixeira did not hit against live pitching on Tuesday as originally scheduled, because the Yankees did not have a pitcher ready to throw to hitters, according to Girardi.

Teixeira instead will hit on Wednesday morning and remains on track to make his spring debut on Thursday against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. Soriano is also scheduled to play in that game.

• The Yankees observed a moment of silence prior to Tuesday's game at George M. Steinbrenner Field, paying tribute to Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow, who passed away on Feb. 28 after a 4 1/2-year battle with cancer.

In a statement, the Yankees said that Barlow "never ceased to inspire those around her with her unwavering spirit. She will be remembered as a talented and tireless professional, who was always caring and compassionate to those around her."

• Scott Sizemore made his spring debut on Tuesday, playing the final four innings of New York's 3-2 loss to the Orioles at second base. Sizemore went 1-for-2 and is hoping to make the team after having his career stalled by two left knee reconstructions.

"He's been through a lot," Girardi said. "Each day he goes out there, I think he's going to feel more comfortable. It was good to see him out there."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for 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.