Bombers bits

-- Carlos Beltran (bone spur in right elbow) took batting practice for the third consecutive day on Saturday and reported no issues. He is scheduled to hit again on Sunday and could be cleared for a Minor League rehabilitation assignment if all goes well.

-- Kelly Johnson was back in the lineup on Saturday, and Girardi said that he has seen better at-bats from the infielder, who had six hits in his last 33 trips. Girardi said that he also is hoping Johnson, who had four homers this season, can take advantage of Yankee Stadium's friendly right-field porch.

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.