Bomber bits

• Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (sore right calf) was scheduled to have a workout day on Thursday, then will play in Minor League games on Friday and Saturday, according to Girardi. The Yanks' reports on Ellsbury have been "really, really good," Girardi said.

• Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Alfonso Soriano continues to have maintenance on his stiff right shoulder, which will stretch into the regular season.

"Some of it has to do with years in the big leagues, is probably one way to put it," Girardi said.

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