• Because of rain in Tampa, Fla., Michael Pineda's simulated game was moved indoors on Thursday morning. The rehabbing right-hander threw 30 pitches, facing no hitters. He will progress to throwing three innings or 45 pitches against hitters in five days.
• Derek Jeter was out of the Yankees' lineup on Thursday; Girardi said that it was a regular day off and that if it had been a night game, Jeter probably would have played.
• On this date in 1983, the Yankees and Royals played the infamous George Brett "Pine Tar" game. The Yankees' 4-3 victory was only temporary, as the game ended in protest and was resumed on Aug. 18, when the Royals completed a 5-4 win.
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.