Teixeira not expected back until late September

Teixeira not expected back until late September

Teixeira not expected back until late September
NEW YORK -- The Yankees are not likely to have Mark Teixeira back in the lineup before the Sept. 27-30 series against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio channel that "I don't think [Teixeira is] close to getting back here," and manager Joe Girardi agreed that the Yankees will continue to be conservative with Teixeira's Grade 1 strain of his left calf.

"I would not be surprised if it takes that long," Girardi said. "As of Sunday, he still had soreness. It's not progressing as quickly as we'd like, but we have to get him right."

Teixeira irritated the calf injury attempting to beat out a double-play ball in the ninth inning of a 5-4 loss to the Orioles on Sept. 8.

Meanwhile, Teixeira made some news off the field on Tuesday. The switch-hitter was named as the Yankees' 2012 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.


The annual award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.