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Teixeira makes return to lineup, first base

Teixeira makes return to lineup, first base

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Teixeira makes return to lineup, first base
BALTIMORE -- Despite soggy field conditions, Mark Teixeira returned to action as the Yankees' first baseman on Saturday after missing 10 games with a strained left calf.

"Usually the infield is the driest part of the field," manager Joe Girardi said. "If we feel that it is a problem, we'll change it, but usually the infield is covered. If he was an outfielder, I'd be more concerned."

Teixeira had estimated that his calf felt better than 80 percent on Friday afternoon, but Girardi and head athletic trainer Steve Donohue agreed it was best to give Teixeira one extra day. A setback could spell a season-ending injury for the switch-hitter.

"I think he's pretty close [to 100 percent], but that doesn't mean that there still isn't, in the back of my head, a little bit of a concern until we get through a few days here and make sure he's OK," Girardi said.

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