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Mark Teixeira hopes to start swinging a bat tomorrow

Apr 11, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT

Mark Teixeira AP

While Curtis Granderson threw today for this first time since his broken right forearm, another big bat in the Yankees’ lineup is inching closer to a return.

According to the Associated Press, Mark Teixeira hopes to be cleared to take “dry swings” tomorrow following a visit to hand and wrist specialist Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser. The 33-year-old has been sidelined since early March with a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist, but he said today that he feels “no pain” and “could not be happier with the progress.”

Teixeira expects to progress from dry swings to fungo bats to soft tosses over the next week. Barring any setbacks, he’ll then test himself against live pitching before returning to game action. We heard one week ago that he’s aiming to join the Yankees by May 1, but that goal could be overly optimistic.

Lyle Overbay has served as the starting first baseman in Teixeira’s absence and is hitting .250 (7-for-28) with one home run, two doubles, five RBI and a .704 OPS through eight games.

  1. cardinalcrazy - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    There’s only one reason why I want him to play, and that’s because he’s on my fantasy league baseball team.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 12, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      So why didn’t you draft Overbay in addition to Teixeira?

      • cardinalcrazy - Apr 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM

        He was taken in the 4th round already. I knew I should have taken him in the 3rd while I had the chance. *snap fingers*

  2. fanofevilempire - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    fantasy baseball is stupid, watch real baseball.

  3. regulus50 - Apr 14, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Teixeira’s just another pussy-whipped ballplayer……his wife wanted to shop in NY, and that’s why he spurned the Orioles……

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