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Bombers bits

• Girardi couldn't offer a timeline for shortstop Derek Jeter to start running the bases, but he said Jeter looked "OK" during pop-up drills Wednesday.

"I didn't want him running all over the place," Girardi said. "I said, 'Be careful,' when he's out there."

• Girardi spoke highly of the Yankees' young pitchers taking the mound in camp. He singled out 21-year-old right-hander Corey Black, taken in the fourth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, as well as right-handers Bryan Mitchell, 21, and Jose Ramirez, 23. More than anything, Girardi seemed pleased, as he said, "There's more than like one or two."

"There's some power arms that we're seeing," Girardi added. "There are a number of guys that you're going to see throw, probably in Spring Training, 93-95 [mph], and if they're here a long time, you're going to see higher than that.

"We haven't had that, and we have it right now. I know they're young, but it's kind of exciting."

• Girardi said it was "just the way it worked out" that Chamberlain didn't throw to Kevin Youkilis' batting practice group Wednesday. The manager also said there was nothing to look into regarding Brett Gardner's placement in left field and Curtis Granderson in center during outfield drills.