Bombers bits

Since returning from the disabled list with a strained lumbar spine on June 12, Shawn Kelley has struggled for the Yankees. He was brought into the game in the fifth inning against the Red Sox on Sunday, and he walked two, allowed a hit and didn't record an out. He was eventually charged for two runs and said he was a little out of sync mechanically.

"Still got a few things to continue to get better at, as far as getting my leg strength back and arm strength," Kelley said. "I'm ready, I feel good. I can help this team and I can get outs. Yesterday didn't go as planned, but I'm back physically to where I need to be to be successful."

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