Yankees' Teixeira to Play in Minors on Wednesday

Teixeira, who injured his wrist in March, has been working out at the Yankees' minor-league complex

By Mark Didtler
|  Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 4:00 PM EDT
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Yankees' Teixeira to Play in Minors on Wednesday

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Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira expects to play in his first game since hurting his right wrist in early March, suiting up for a minor-league game with Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.

Teixeira, who injured the wrist while preparing with the U.S. team for the World Baseball Classic, has been working out at the Yankees' minor-league complex.

"If everything goes as planned, I'll leave here Tuesday and play in Trenton Wednesday and Thursday," Teixeira said Friday. "That's the plan right now."

With Yankees manager Joe Girardi watching, the All-Star took part in an extensive simulated game with infielder Kevin Youkilis, who is out with a sore back. Along with hitting and base running, the pair played defense between at-bats.

"That was a serious simulated game," Teixeira said. "That was challenging. It was good. It's hot here. We got a lot of good work done."

Teixeira may be ready to rejoin the Yankees in early June. Youkilis looks to start a minor-league rehab assignment soon.

Reliever Joba Chamberlain, sidelined by a right oblique strain, said he is scheduled to throw two innings out of the bullpen Saturday in his second extended spring training game.

"Everything feels good," Chamberlain said. "Continue to build up strength."

New York may not decide on the next step for Chamberlain until finding out how he feels on Sunday.

The Yankees are in Florida for a three-day weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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