Bomber bits

Carlos Beltran is continuing a throwing program and has started doing outfield drills as he attempts to return to the outfield sometime soon. He has been limited to designated-hitter duties since an elbow injury in April.

"I don't think it's too far off," Girardi said. "I don't know if it will happen next week, but after that, I think it's a possibility.

• On this date in 1988, Tommy John committed three errors on one play during the fourth inning of a 16-3 Yankees victory vs. Milwaukee, becoming the first pitcher in the modern era with three miscues in the same inning.

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