Bombers bits

Brendan Ryan had five at-bats on Thursday in a Minor League game at the team complex in Tampa, Fla., Girardi said, adding that Ryan is about a week away from being activated.

• Thursday is Carlos Beltran's 37th birthday. He leads all Yankees this season with five home runs, 13 RBIs and a .600 slugging percentage.

• On this date in 1923, the Yankees recorded the first shutout in Yankee Stadium history, a 4-0 win over the Senators. Sad Sam Jones pitched a complete-game shutout and Babe Ruth went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.

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.