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Mark Teixeira gets night off and MRI of neck

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira reacts

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira reacts after getting hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mark Teixeira has had a stiff neck for 10 days, so the Yankees sent him for an MRI Monday and gave him the night off against the Phillies.

Joe Girardi said Teixeira likely will miss Tuesday night's game. His MRI came back "pretty good,'' Girardi said. He was given a cortisone shot in an attempt to relieve his discomfort.

"I don't know if it ever really went away completely," Girardi said. "It's been going on for about 10 days now. We'll continue to evaluate. I'm just going to give him a day."

Garrett Jones started at first base and had a two-run double in the ninth. Girardi would like to have Teixeira back Wednesday to face Cole Hamels.

Bullpen shuffle

The Yankees called up righthanders Diego Moreno (who pitched a scoreless seventh) and Nick Rumbelow from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They replace Danny Burawa (Rocky Point, St. John's) and lefthander Jose De Paula, who were called up Sunday, made their big-league debuts and then were sent back down.

The Yankees have used 20 pitchers in June, their most in any month other than September in franchise history. "Because of some of our concerns about the length that we get, we kind of rotate people in and out here a lot," Girardi said. " . . . We're doing it to protect the arms of everyone."

A-Rod ball negotiations

According to a Yankees spokesman, the fan who caught Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit on Friday -- a home run -- met Monday with team executives Randy Levine and Lonn Trost to discuss a way to get the ball to Rodriguez. The fan, Zack Hample, told "I am planning on meeting again with the Yankees soon. And I am contemplating a scenario where they and A-Rod could get this ball back involving a large donation to my favorite charity."

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