MLB roundup: Yankees getting Teixeira, Youkilis back

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Infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are scheduled to rejoin the New York Yankees on Friday after completing minor-league rehab assignments, general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday.
Both players went 0-for-2 on Wednesday for Double-A Trenton in a game against Erie. Teixeira and Youkilis will play another game with Trenton on Thursday before, barring any setbacks, their recall to the Yankees.
"We're ready," said Teixiera, who played seven innings at first base. "I've been feeling good for weeks."
Teixeira injured his right wrist in March and hasn't played yet this season. Youkilis sat out 30 games because of a back injury.
"It's good to know you're healthy and go out on the field and just get in some games," Youkilis said.
In other injury news, Cashman said outfielder Curtis Granderson underwent surgery on Wednesday to insert a pin into his broken finger and is still expected to be out for a month. He also said veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte could return next week for a series against Cleveland. Pettitte has been out since May 16 with a strained trapezius muscle.
The Yankees open a weekend series with the Boston Red Sox on Friday.

---The Philadelphia Phillies placed third baseman Michael Young on the bereavement list.
Young, who had spent 13 years with the Texas Rangers before coming to the Phillies this season, will miss a minimum of three games and up to seven.
To take his place on the roster, the Phillies recalled infielder Cesar Hernandez from Triple-A. Kevin Frandsen likely will fill in for Young at third base while he's out.

---The Toronto Blue Jays placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle.
Lawrie, who was injured Monday while sliding into second base, is hitting .209 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 37 games this season.
The team also made several other roster moves, recalling right-handers Todd Redmond and Neil Wagner to Toronto, optioning right-hander Thad Weber to Triple-A Buffalo and designating right-hander Ramon Ortiz and first baseman Clint Robinson for assignment.

---Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Thursday and could be back in the big leagues as early as Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Thumb and hamstring injuries have limited Ramirez to four games this season. He hurt his thumb during the World Baseball Classic in March and suffered the hamstring injury on May 3.
Ramirez will join Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday and stay with the team through Sunday, according to the Times.

---The Minnesota Twins activated third baseman Trevor Plouffe from the seven-day disabled list.
Plouffe was cleared to return after passing an imPACT concussion test. He was injured last Tuesday when he took a knee to the head while sliding.
Before the mishap, Plouffe was hitting .254 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 37 games this season.