Mark Teixeira expected to return

Updated: September 30, 2012, 6:26 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TORONTO -- New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to return to the lineup for Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox, provided he comes through one final workout in Tampa on Sunday and is cleared to play by the team's medical staff.

"We expect to see him in New York on Monday," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He'll see the doctor tomorrow and see if he's cleared to play."

If so, Girardi said he was likely to play Teixeira at first base for the first time ...

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