Bombers bits

• Mark Teixeira was back in the lineup for the Yankees at first base Monday after leaving Sunday's loss against the Orioles when he was hit in the left foot by a pitch.

"I checked with him when he got here," said Girardi. "I waited to put him in the lineup to make sure his foot was all right, and he said it felt pretty good. So that's encouraging."

• Sabathia is scheduled to throw 35 pitches on Tuesday, either in a bullpen session or a simulated game, said Girardi.

Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.