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 Mobile App