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Mark Teixeira could rejoin Yankees on Monday

Sep 28, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

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We heard yesterday that Mark Teixeira tested his left calf by taking some at-bats and playing an inning in a simulated game. He won’t be able to help the Yankees this weekend in Toronto, but his return isn’t far off.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York that Teixeira took six at-bats of live batting practice today and is expected to play in an instructional league game tomorrow. Barring any setbacks, he is expected to rejoin the Yankees when they begin the final series of the season Monday against the Red Sox.

“Everything looks pretty good right now,” Joe Girardi said. “He ran better today, said he felt better today. He took a ton of ground balls and he’s going to play in a game tomorrow. Then we’ll go from there. He’s passed every test he was supposed to up to this point. He’s on schedule for what was scheduled, so that’s a good thing.”

Teixeira has appeared in just one game since originally injuring the calf on August 27. While he may not be 100 percent the rest of the way, he could provide a nice boost next week as the Yankees try to hold off the Orioles in the American League East.

  1. lazlosother - Sep 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    It would be nice to have Tex back. It would be nicer if he actually hit in the post season this year. People love to rag ARod, but Tex has failed at a more epic level so far. Oh well, small sample size etc. Hopefully he rides a hot streak this year. He could become a
    “True Yankee” with any luck.

    • henryd3rd - Sep 29, 2012 at 3:54 AM

      Would someone please tell me what are the criteria for one to be classified as a “true Yankee”? I always felt that once one signs a contract, puts on that uniform, is trotted out for that news conference in front of the media, answers all those stupid questions, plays in the field, gets paid that that should be sufficient. Does it have anything to do with the amount of snuff one dips, tobacco one chews, sunflower seeds one spits out while being on TV, or how one adjusts one jock when on the mound?

      Correct me if I’m wrong but Arod has already carried the Yankees to one World Series Championship; but yet he has yet in your estimation become a so called “True Yankee”?

      Obviously there is some unknown rule, like those other infamous unwritten baseball rules I keep hearing about and I would appreciate it if some one post those rules so that we all could be in the same page concerning said unwritten rules. By the way who is responsible for setting the bar for these so-called unwritten rules?

      I’m just sayin

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