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• Beltran (right elbow bone spur) is receiving treatment after having a cortisone injection earlier this week. Beltran also took one-handed swings with his left arm, but is resting his right arm. He is hoping to avoid surgery, and the Yankees plan to reevaluate Beltran in the next few days.

"I think to be fair, you have to give the cortisone shot a couple of days before you make a determination," Girardi said. "Is that enough treatment to get through this? If not, then you might have to go a different direction."

• On this date in 1996, Dwight Gooden pitched the eighth no-hitter in franchise history, defeating the Mariners, 2-0, at Yankee Stadium. Gooden threw 134 pitches in the contest (74 for strikes), walking six and striking out five.

Also on this date in 1967, Mickey Mantle hit his 500th home run, a seventh-inning shot off the Orioles' Stu Miller. Mantle limped around the basepaths, his homer providing the margin of victory in a 6-5 Mother's Day win at Yankee Stadium.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.
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