Last Wednesday in Baltimore, Mark Teixeira made a great diving stop on a scorched ground ball and jammed his wrist in the process. He has missed the last three days with what the team is calling tendinitis but sounds to me like a mild sprain. While Nick Swisher has filled in admirably at first, the Yanks got some good news on Teixeira yesterday. His MRI came back negative, and according to Bryan Hoch, Teixeira is planning on playing tonight. As Nick Swisher has done nothing but hit, Teixeira’s return should push either Hideki Matsui or Xavier Nady to the bench. However, if Brett Gardner or Melky Cabrera don’t show signs of offensive life, the Yanks may begin to consider Swisher for center.
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