The Yankees have had some … let’s say interesting lineups the last two days. But tonight should a little more standard if Mark Teixeira returns. Teixeira had an MRI on his left wrist yesterday that showed only inflammation.
With a right-hander pitching for Tampa Bay, Tex should be able to hit lefty. The injury bothers him most when he swings right-handed. He has missed three days.
The Yankees also may need to make a move tonight to strengthen their bullpen. Jon Albaladejo and Phil Coke would seem to be candidates to be optioned out.