“He took some swings, tee and toss, so that’s a move in the right direction,” Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi said. “He said he felt really good. He will do it again, I’m assuming, Friday. And we will continue to try to progress, so it’s another step in the right direction.”
Teixeira seemed upbeat about the progress, tweeting: “Felt good hitting balls today. I didn’t make one out in the cage. #Yankees #OntheMend.”
Curtis Granderson had what Girardi called “a couple of at-bats” in extended spring training in Tampa, but was rained out of the chance of getting more. Just the fact that Granderson, who’s recovering from a broken forearm, took some at-bats was encouraging, Girardi said. “The big thing to me is not so much the number (of at-bats),” Girardi said. “It’s that he feels he’s ready.”
Granderson has said that he’d need 50-70 at-bats to be ready.