Bombers bits

• The Yankees optioned infielder Zelous Wheeler and outfielder Zoilo Almonte to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

• Monday marks the three-week mark from Masahiro Tanaka's platelet-rich plasma injection, and the right-hander will be examined in New York to determine the next course of action. It will represent the halfway point of the six-week rehab that the Yankees talked about after Tanaka partially tore his right ulnar collateral ligament.

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