Teixeira Out Of Yankees Lineup Tonight

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Mark Teixeira is not in the New York

Yankees lineup and won't even be in Texas for the two-game set

against the AL West-leading Rangers.

Manager Joe Girardi says Teixeira is back home in the New York

area after his wife gave birth to the couple's third child. The

baby boy was born earlier Tuesday.

Girardi says Teixeira will rejoin the team for its series in

Kansas City that starts Thursday.

Lance Berkman, acquired from the Houston Astros last month,

started at first base.

Robinson Cano was listed in the original lineup, but won't play

because of a fever and a cold. Ramiro Pena took his spot at second

base.

 

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