No setbacks for Tex; return against O's targeted

No setbacks for Tex; return against O's targeted
ST. PETERSBURG -- Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira said that his left calf strain is improving and that he hopes to play in the club's upcoming series against the Orioles in Baltimore.

Teixeira said that he would take batting practice on Monday at Tropicana Field and plans to take ground balls and resume running on Tuesday. He took swings in the batting cage on Sunday and said he had no issues.

"It feels more tight now than anything," Teixeira said. "It's not like the pain of the injury. When I hurt it [on Aug. 27], it definitely grabbed and it was sore, but now it's just tight."

Teixeira said that he was told the injury could take 10-15 days to heal, so he is shooting for the lower end of that timeframe.

"What you don't want is any setbacks, so I'm being aggressive but smart," Teixeira said.