Mark Teixeira's right wrist appears to have passed the test.
Joe Girardi put Teixeira, who left Saturday's game against the Twins because of pain in his right wrist, in the lineup, but he first wanted to see the first baseman go through batting practice Tuesday before officially declaring him a player.
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Though he didn't show much pop in that session, in the game Teixeira drove in a run with a single in the first inning and hit a solo homer in the sixth.
"It feels good enough to go out and try to swing," Teixeira said in the clubhouse before BP
Teixeira saw his surgeon, Dr. Keith Raskin, on Monday and had another ultrasound test to make sure there was nothing other than inflammation in the wrist. Teixeira said he felt pain "with normal range of motion" up until Monday but it had gone away Tuesday.
"If the treatment produced pain in normal range of motion, I wouldn't be in the lineup," Teixeira said. "But we're at the point where we have to test it out."
Beltran almost ready
Carlos Beltran, playing in his second straight extended spring-training game Tuesday morning, went 2-for-3 with a walk as the designated hitter. Batting righthanded, he singled twice and flew out to the track in right.
He is scheduled to play in another extended spring-training game Wednesday, with a return to the Yankees possible Friday, after a day off Thursday.
"I don't think that's out of the question," Joe Girardi said. Extra bases
The Yankees claimed LHP Wade LeBlanc off waivers from the Angels and will add him to the big-league roster as a second lefty in the bullpen . . . INF Scott Sizemore was also called up from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre -- the lefty hitting Sizemore started Tuesday night -- and OF Zoilo Almonte was demoted.