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Mark Teixeira back in Yankees lineup after wrist injury

Aug 3, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

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Mark Teixeria pronounced himself ready to go after taking grounders and batting practice prior to Friday’s game and was inserted back into the lineup at first base after a two-game absence.

Teixeira injured his left wrist Sunday and aggravated it while playing Monday. After an MRI Tuesday came back negative, he was diagnosed with inflammation.

Teixeira will hit cleanup in an unusual Yankees lineup against Seattle tonight. It’s just his fourth time there this season after 61 appearances batting fifth and 28 batting third.

The Yankees also have Curtis Granderson leading off for just the fourth time this season, with Derek Jeter in the two hole. Plus, Russell Martin is catching CC Sabathia for just the third time this year.

CF Granderson
SS Jeter
2B Robinson Cano
1B Teixeira
DH Raul Ibanez
RF Nick Swisher
3B Eric Chavez
LF Ichiro Suzuki
C Martin

  1. cackalackyank - Aug 3, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Seriously? GRANDERSON leading off. I usually stay away from that “clueless Joe” talk, but this one has me scratching my head. Why would you want such a high likelihood for starting the game with one out in exchange for on occaison a one run lead? ..and sure enough Granderson just struck out to lead off the game.

    • surefooted1 - Aug 3, 2012 at 8:14 PM

      That’s a Lefty/Righty line up all the way down to Ichiro.

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