Worth mentioning

• Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes fielded ground balls prior to Sunday afternoon's 6-4 loss to the Yankees. It was the first time he had taken the field since aggravating a left hamstring injury on Opening Day. Reyes isn't eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list until April 16, but the club remains optimistic he'll be able to go on a rehab assignment at some point next week.

Melky Cabrera got a rare start in center field for Sunday's game. It was Cabrera's first start in center since 2011 and shows just how far he has come since last year's surgery to have a tumor removed from his spine.

"He couldn't have done that last year," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "[When] we had Rajai [Davis] here, it was a little bit different; we could move some guys around. ... He's not your ideal guy in center field, but he has played enough of it and he's got good instincts, doesn't panic out there and has a good arm. He can fill in, and he did a nice job with that."

• Left-hander J.A. Happ allowed two runs on five hits and one walk over five innings for Class A Advanced Dunedin on Saturday night. It marked the beginning of Happ's rehab assignment for a sore back, but there's currently no timetable for his return. Happ will likely have to settle for a role in the Blue Jays' bullpen when he comes back unless there's an injury or someone on the staff falters.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.