Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Friday.
Teixeira is still experiencing soreness in the pinkie he had stitches put into the other day and is having trouble gripping the bat. He won't take part in batting practice to give it a proper rest and should be considered day-to-day. Chase Headley will continue to play first in his absence with Martin Prado playing third.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Ahmad Brooks (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday.
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Brooks is going through the league’s post-concussion protocol this week, which could create more opportunities for Tank Carradine to showcase his skills as an outside pass rusher. The main subs for Brooks on Sunday is rookie Eli Harold, who is ready for the increased workload, however Cory Lemonier and Tank Carradine will be ready to go if needed. Analysis: Dom Murtha