TORONTO -- Quick update today from the sweltering Rogers Centre: Derek Jeter has the day off for the Yankees, his first since his 3,000th hit. A simple case of Joe Girardi giving him the day away from the unforgiving turf here before tonight's flight to St. Petersburg to start Monday's series at Tampa Bay.
No injury, no recurrence of any calf trouble. So unless he enters the game later, Jeter says stuck at 3,007, tied with Al Kaline. Eduardo Nunez is at short and Ramiro Pena at third for the still-rehabbing Alex Rodriguez.
Couple other crazy notes in the wake of yesterday's 4-1 Yankees win:
---The Bombers are an MLB-best 27-5 in day games. Of course, that means they're just 27-32 at night. Bizarre.
---CC Sabathia's start Saturday was his final one as a 30-year-old and was his 171st career wins. According to Elias, the last eight pitchers with 170 before 31 are all in the Hall of Fame. The list includes: Bob Feller, Hal Newhouser, Robin Roberts, Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, Ferguson Jenkins, Jim Palmer and Catfish Hunter.
---Phil Hughes is on the mound today. He won 18 games last year. He has no wins this year. Joe Girardi said the Yankees will consider it like a trade acquisition if Hughes gets it going in the second half. I remain skeptical.