Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/30/12
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The Yankees will welcome back first basement Mark Teixeira on Monday according to reports. Teixeira had not played since September 8 after he aggravated his left calf on a ground out to end a game against Baltimore. Teixeira played in an instructional league game in Florida on Saturday. He was due to work out Sunday before traveling to New York. He’ll be checked by a doctor Monday and, if there are no problems, will be cleared to play. Manager Joe Girardi said on Sunday that he would talk to Teixeira and determine if he would use him as the teams first basemen or at designated hitter. On the season Teixeria has appeared in 120 games hitting .255/.336/.478 with 23 home runs.
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