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Yankees manager Joe Girardi is optimistic first baseman Mark Teixeira (lat) won't need a stint on the disabled list and could be back in the lineup by Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Yankees will continue to evaluate Teixeira on a daily basis and make their decision then. They've done everything possible to have him avoid the DL, so it looks like it may have worked. No one can say for sure, but we'll see the lineups Tuesday and find out.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Matt Andriese gave up four runs over 3 1/3 innings as the Rays lost to the Yankees 5-3 on Sunday.
The Yanks hit Andriese up pretty good on Sunday, but it wasn’t like they absolutely shelled him. Four runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings isn’t pretty, but it also isn’t catastrophic. In any case, manager Kevin Cash decided to pull the 25-year-old right-hander after only 63 pitches, leaving the rest of the game up to the bullpen. He now appears to have a spot in this Ray’s rotation, so he needs to work on stretching himself out and keeping the ball on the ground, rather than getting hit hard or getting into deep counts. As of now, he’s not worth a fantasy roster spot, so look for starting pitching help somewhere else on the waiver wire. Analysis: Dom Murtha