Bombers bits

• Cashman termed his concern for first baseman Mark Teixeira as being "low level." Teixeira is not expected to play until at least Thursday due to a left lat strain.

"The only concern is that we don't have him available for the short term, and that's not optimal," Cashman said. "He gives us a different lineup."

• On this date in 1958, the Yankees recorded 23 hits in a 13-3 win over the Tigers at Briggs Stadium. The contest was the opener of a three-game series that saw New York hit .415 with nine home runs, with Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra combining to go 14-for-21 with three homers and 11 RBIs.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Jake Kring-Schreifels is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.