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No lingering issues for Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira rounds the bases after hitting a

Mark Teixeira rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Aug. 9, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Joe Girardi said he hasn’t noticed any lingering issues for Mark Teixeira in his seven games since he missed two games (July 31 and Aug. 1) with left wrist inflammation.

Teixeira went 1-for-4 Thursday, hitting the tying homer in the eighth inning one pitch before Eric Chavez homered, and is 7-for-25 in the seven-game stretch.

“He’s been good. I check with him every day, too,” Girardi said. “To say that he’s 100 percent, I’m sure there’s other things that ache, it’s that time of the year, but he says he’s good.”

Teixeira, who had been 0-for-6 against Benoit before lining a bullet down the rightfield line for the tying homer, said his approach against the righthander was simple.

“I was trying to hit a home run there,” he said. “I don’t try to do it all the time, but I know against a guy like Benoit, he’s not going to give up a lot of hits, so you try and get a good pitch to hit, and I got a 2-0 pitch to hit.”

He then turned into a fan, exploding with joy in the dugout when Chavez homered one pitch later.

...Brian Cashman said Pedro Feliciano (shoulder surgery), will throw in his first rehab game Friday for the GCL Yankees ... Andruw Jones, with just four at-bats this month, will “get a lot” of work this weekend against Toronto’s lefties, Girardi said.

Tags: Mark Teixeira , Joe Girardi , Eric Chavez , Pedro Feliciano , Andruw Jones

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