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Yankees' Mark Teixeira sits with 'flu-like symptoms'

Mark Teixeira #25 of the Yankees reacts during

Mark Teixeira #25 of the Yankees reacts during an at-bat against the Minnesota Twins. (April 16, 2012) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Mark Teixeira was a late scratch from Tuesday night's game, sidelined with what Joe Girardi called "flu-like symptoms."

Girardi made the announcement about two hours before first pitch as his team took batting practice.

Teixeira, who began feeling ill late Monday, was in the original lineup, slated to play first and hit fifth. Instead, Nick Swisher, who was to be the designated hitter Monday, played first and hit second against Twins lefthander Francisco Liriano. Derek Jeter was the DH and Eduardo Nuñez, not in the original lineup, played short.

With the Yankees in the midst of a 13-games-in-13-days stretch, Girardi plans to rotate the DH spot.

"I'm going to have to move it around," Girardi said before the game. "Swish could be one of the guys that could possibly go 13 days in a row so I gave him a DH day here."

Pineda progress

RHP Michael Pineda, on the DL since March 31 with right rotator cuff tendinitis, will throw another bullpen session this week, then could be set to appear in a game. "Our hope is after this next bullpen, he could get into a game, but we'll have to see," Girardi said.

Pineda threw 27 pitches in his Monday bullpen session.

Fenway memories

The Red Sox will commemorate 100 years at Fenway Park on Friday against the Yankees, and Girardi named two most memorable moments there. One was Bucky Dent's home run that won the 1978 playoff; the other was Carlton Fisk's 12th-inning homer off the leftfield foul pole that won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. "That's probably my most vivid memory," Girardi said. "I knew Carlton when I was first in the big leagues and I can just see him doing his arms [waving] the ball fair."

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