5:01pm: Teixeira came through today’s Instructs game fine and is on pace to rejoin the Yankees on Monday. That would be huge, they need him.
9:11am: Mark Teixeira and his strained left calf took six at-bats in Instructional League yesterday, and he also ran and took ground balls. “He’s passed every test he was supposed to up to this point,” said Joe Girardi. “He’s on schedule for what was scheduled, so that’s a good thing.”
Teixeira is scheduled to play another five innings in Instructs today, and Girardi said he’ll likely rejoin the team during the Red Sox series early next week. That’s the final series of the season, so he won’t have much time to tune-up against Major League caliber pitching in advance of a potential postseason series. It’s better than nothing though, and it’s not like his replacements have been tearing the cover off the ball either.