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The final hurdle for Mark Teixeira to clear is a successful completion of a minor league rehab assignment. He has been taking some swings during extended spring training. This has allowed him to bat from both sides of the plate as he wanted, but now it's time for Teixeira to face live game action.
According to Eric Boland of Newsday, Teixeira could begin rehab assignment as soon as next Tuesday.
Word is Teixeira, who has hit in sim games this week & took BP today in Tampa,could be headed to Double A Trenton Tues for rehab assignment
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) May 23, 2013
If Teixeira does in fact do so, he could be back with the Yankees by the first week of June. That would be a substantial boost for the already successful Yankees. New York is currently in first place in the American League East. Teixeira should only serve to help them maintain that first place spot.
The Yankees have been without Teixeira for the entire season so far. He suffered a severe wrist strain during spring training. In fact, he was preparing for the World Baseball Classic when the injury occurred. His absence was felt and forced the Yankees into making some moves - such as signing lyle Overbay who has been surprisingly successful for the team.
Teixeira should bring a little more power to an already powerful lineup. He has hit 30 or more home runs in all but two of his Major League seasons. That's a pretty impressive display of power for anyone. Now, New York hopes there are no lingering affects from the wrist and that Teixeira can get through his assignment without any setbacks.
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