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Mark Teixeira returns from sore wrist Monday against White Sox

Aug 20, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

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Mark Teixeira sat out the entire weekend series against the Red Sox due to left wrist soreness, but Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that he’s playing first base and batting cleanup tonight against Gavin Floyd and the White Sox.

Teixeira originally injured the wrist on a swing against the Red Sox on July 29 and aggravated it a day later while diving for a ball in the field. He felt improvement after a cortisone shot, but the pain returned in recent days. The hope is that the extended rest will do the trick, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Brendan Purty of the Newark Star-Ledger after last night’s game that Teixeira may have to play through discomfort for the remainder of the season.

Teixeira, 32, is hitting .257/.335/.489 with 23 home runs, 78 RBI and an .825 OPS in 112 games played this year.

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