Mark Teixeira is back in the Yankees’ lineup

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No one seemed sure how much time Mark Teixeira would miss after he sat out last night’s game with pain in his surgically repaired wrist, but the Yankees first baseman is already back in the lineup tonight.

Of course, given how many injuries Teixeira has played through this season and how poorly he’s hit during the second half it may have made more sense to just shut the 35-year-old down for the final couple weeks.

After a solid first half Teixeira has batted .179 with 43 strikeouts in 42 games since the All-Star break.