Mark Teixeira's rehab from a torn wrist tendon sheath is entering its final days, and the New York Yankees first baseman could be reactivated as early as Thursday's game against the crosstown Mets at Yankee Stadium.
The injury-depleted New York Yankees suffered another loss Friday when Eduardo Nunez, already filling in for the injured Derek Jeter at shortstop, was forced to leave the game against the Tigers after being hit with a pitch by Doug Fister.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Phil Hughes, penciled in as the team's No. 4 starter before spring training began, might not be ready to start the regular season because of a bulging disk in his upper back.
New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured right forearm Sunday after being hit by a pitch in his first at-bat in a spring training game and will be out until at least the first week of May.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter left Game 3 of AL Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning Wednesday night after apparently re-aggravating a lingering injury in his left leg.