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Girardi not worried about Jeter, Teixeira

Girardi not worried about Jeter, Teixeira

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira did nothing against the Blue Jays on Sunday to alleviate concerns about their struggles at the plate during Spring Training. But Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he's not worried, at least not yet.

"Guys have been through Spring Trainings like this before," Girardi said. "I can remember a lot of times [guys] didn't hit in the spring and then came out hot [in the regular season]. No one wants to waste [hits] in Spring Training.''

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Jeter grounded into a double play while going 0-for-3 off Mark Buehrle and is hitting .114. He did make a good defensive play, reacting quickly with the infield in to take a hit away from Chris Getz in the fifth inning.

"I'm not really too worried about it," Girardi said. "It is Spring Training. He was off almost a year and a half. He feels better at the plate. He says his timing is getting better.''

Teixeira played all nine innings at first base, going 0-for-4. He chased a low pitch to strike out against lefty Steve Delabar in the ninth inning, which dropped his average to .115. He's homerless in 26 at-bats.

Phil Rogers is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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