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Yankees' Teixeira unlikely to return until late September

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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who has been bothered by a calf injury, is not expected to return to action before the Sept. 27-30 series against the Blue Jays, reported Tuesday.

"I don't think [Teixeira] is close to getting back here," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio, according to

Manager Joe Girardi said the team will be conservative with Teixeira, whose injury was diagnosed as a Grade 1 strain of his left calf, and Girardi admitted it may be late September before he returns.

"I would not be surprised if it takes that long," Girardi said. "As of Sunday, he still had soreness. It's not progressing as quickly as we'd like, but we have to get him right."

Teixeira has not played since aggravating the injury on Sept. 8, and that was the only game he played since Aug. 27. He's hitting .255 with 23 home runs this season.
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