Bombers bits

• David Phelps will start the first game for the Yankees against the Reds coming out of the All-Star break on Friday, followed by Brandon McCarthy and Hiroki Kuroda.

• New York still hasn't officially committed to a fifth starter to replace Masahiro Tanaka, but "obviously, Chase [Whitley] is the most built up," Girardi said.

• The Yankees officially designated relief pitcher Matt Daley for assignment to clear space for pitcher Jeff Francis on the 40-man roster.

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