Game 57: A's (35-22) @ Yankees (29-27)

June, 3, 2014
NEW YORK -- Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees lineup after missing the past two games and five of the last seven because of inflammation in his right wrist.

Teixeira has rested the wrist in an effort to calm down the irritation. He first skipped a three-game series in St. Louis last week. Combined with an off-day, he had four full days off, but still could only play this past Friday at Yankee Stadium against the Minnesota Twins and then two at-bats on Saturday before being removed.

Since then, Teixeira has sat out the last two games.

Entering this season, the Yankees had concerns about Teixeira's wrist coming off his shortened 2013. Teixeira just played in 15 games after originally hurting the wrist swinging before a WBC game.

This year, Teixeira's played in 37 of the Yankees' first 56 games. Teixeira missed 15 days because of a hamstring injury.

Still, he leads the Yankees with nine homers. His 25 RBIs are one behind rookie Yangervis Solarte, who has the most on the team. Teixeira is batting .242.

He has been replaced by Kelly Johnson at first. Johnson, who is experienced at the position has struggled defensively.

Here is the rest of the Yankees' lineup against ex-Met farmhand Scott Kazmir.

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter DH
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Yangervis Solarte 2B
Alfonso Soriano RF
Scott Sizemore 3B
J.R. Murphy C
Brendan Ryan SS

Hiroki Kuroda, P
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »



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Jacoby Ellsbury
.271 16 70 71
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
WM. Tanaka 13
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146