Mark Teixeira scratched from Yankees' lineup Sunday

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UPDATE:  Teixeira has been scratched, reports Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger.  Nick Swisher will play first base and Austin Kearns is in right field.

11:59 AM: Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira was lifted from Saturday’s game in the third inning due to a bruised right thumb but is back in the lineup Sunday, batting third and playing first base.  This according to Erik Boland of New York’s Newsday.

Teixeira still has to make it through batting practice before he is officially cleared to play, but it certainly looks like all is well. 

He injured the thumb on Friday night while making a diving attempt at a ball in foul territory and felt discomfort in his only at-bat Saturday.

The Yankees are currently tied with the Rays for first place atop the American League East.

Report: Braves to promote Ronald Acuña

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MLB.com’s Mark Bowman confirms a report from Daniel Álvarez Montes of EVTV Miami that the Braves are calling up outfield prospect Ronald Acuña from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move is obviously much anticipated and expected, as Acuña is considered the top prospect in baseball among those who hadn’t been called up to the majors yet. Acuña has had a slow start with Gwinnett, as he’s batting only .215/.301/.277 in 73 plate appearances. However, he has turned things around somewhat in recent days, batting .379 with a double and a homer since April 17.

Acuña should be in Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Reds and he should be a lineup regular going forward. The expectations are high for Acuña, who signed with the Braves as an international free agent in July 2014.