Mark Teixeira out of lineup with a mild lat strain

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Both Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira have the day-off going into tonight’s game, but there’s one significant problem; McCann’s day-off was planned, Teixeira’s wasn’t.

The Yankees announced Mark Teixeira has a mild lat strain and in order to let it heal, Joe Girardi will have Teixeira sit on the bench for the next three to four days, which will prohibit Texiera to play the Texas Rangers series.

Teixeira said he felt something last month in Oakland but it was bearable. Unfortunately, the pain intensifed over the last few days, which caused him to speak up. Teixeira will have a PRP injection and the Yankees hope Teixeira can avoid the DL.