Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday night that Teixeira is scheduled to play three innings in a minor league game Thursday. Girardi said Teixeira took a full batting practice Wednesday at the Yankees complex in Tampa, and also ran the bases.
"Sunday is definitely a possibility," Girardi said.
Teixeira, who missed most of last season with a wrist injury, played only four games this year before going on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
Closer David Robertson, on the disabled list since April 7 with a groin strain, still expects to be ready to be activated next Tuesday, the first day he's eligible. The Yankees open a series against the Boston Red Sox that night at Fenway Park.
"That's the plan," Robertson said.