Yankees first basemann Mark Teixeira is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Astros as he continues to make his way back from a bone bruise on his right leg.
Teixeira missed a week with the injury, but returned to the lineup on Tuesday night. He went 0-for-2 in a 15-1 loss to the Astros.
"For Tex, it's always sorest in the morning," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Wednesday's game "He's sore today. Pretty usual. This way he'll get two days. He's available to me as a pinch hitter, but it's still sore. It's not where we want it.
"We rolled the dice a little bit [Tuesday] because we were facing a lefty and hopefully when we get to Atlanta it will be better. But I can't tell you if it's going to be that way."
The Yankees have an off day on Thursday before starting a three-game series Friday against the Braves in Atlanta.
After a few injury-plagued recent seasons, Teixeira is having a strong comeback season, with 31 home runs and 79 RBIs. He is hitting .256.
Prior to Wednesday's game, the Yankees reinstated Michael Pineda from the 15-day DL and recalled righthander Nick Goody from Triple-A. Lefthander Chris Capuano was designated for assignment, right Nick Rumbelow was optioned to Triple-A.