Yankees Morning Bits: Teixeira replacements, Jeter, Mo

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The Yankees lost to Robinson Cano, Vidal Nuno and Team Dominican Republic 8-2 yesterday. That, of course, was secondary news to Mark Teixeira‘s injury.

• The Yankees will look for first AND third basemen to try to replace Teixeira.

• Travis Hafner is not an option.

• Jon Heyman suggested Michael Cuddyer, Justin Morneau, Carlos Pena, Casey Kotchman, Greg Dobbs, Carlos Lee, and Aubrey Huff as potential fill-ins.

• The Yankees are backing off the March 10 as the return date for Derek Jeter.

• Mariano Rivera went home to Westchester to deal with a “personal issue” but he’ll be back to pitch by Saturday.