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Girardi: No timetable for Teixeira's return

The New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts after

The New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts after fouling a ball off his leg during the sixth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins on Monday, Aug 17, 2015, at Yankee Stadium. Credit: AP / Bill Kostroun

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Wednesday afternoon's game against the Minnesota Twins that there is still no timetable for Mark Teixeira's return.

Teixeira fouled a ball off his right knee area in the sixth inning of Monday night's game against the Twins and was immediately pinch run for after drawing a walk in the at-bat. He underwent X-rays after the game that came back negative.

"He's got a pretty good bone bruise," Girardi said on Wednesday.

Girardi added that Teixeira is "not a whole lot better" and couldn't even pinch hit Wednesday if needed.

Rookie Greg Bird pinch ran for Teixeira and ended up starting the game-winning rally in the 10th inning with a double on Monday night. Bird was back in the lineup for Teixeira on Tuesday night, batting sixth and playing first base. Bird went 2-for-4 with his first career RBI. Bird is batting fifth and playing first base in Wednesday's game.

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