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Yanks relieved to have Teixeira near full health

Yanks relieved to have Teixeira near full health

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Yanks relieved to have Teixeira near full health
DETROIT -- The Yankees were very concerned when Mark Teixeira missed two games last week with a sore left wrist, but they've been relieved by the switch-hitter's return to action.

After having a cortisone shot and some rest, Teixeira returned to action on Friday and went 2-for-9 with an RBI in the weekend series against the Mariners at Yankee Stadium.

"I think he's been OK," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "My biggest thing is, is it hindering him? I don't think that it's hindering him. I can't tell you that he's 100 percent, but I don't know anyone that's 100 percent at this point of the season."

Teixeira aggravated his wrist injury diving for a ball in a July 30 loss to the Orioles, but he said that the wrist was initially hurt the night before on a swing against the Red Sox's Felix Doubront.

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