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Teixeira, Granderson back with Yankees by June

Mark Teixeira did tee and toss batting practice Wednesday, the first time hes done a contact drill since tearing the tendon sheath on his right wrist this spring.

He took some swings, tee and toss, so thats a move in the right direction, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. He said he felt really good. He will do it again, Im assuming, Friday. And we will continue to try to progress, so its another step in the right direction.

Teixeira seemed upbeat about the progress, tweeting: Felt good hitting balls today. I didnt 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, whos 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. Its that he feels hes ready.

Granderson has said that hed need 50-70 at-bats to be ready.

Source: Mark Feinsand AND Anthony Mccarron / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS



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