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Teixeira plays in 2nd extended spring game

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm •  Published: April 18, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira singled in five at-bats during his second extended spring training game since injuring his right leg.

Teixeira played five innings of defense in Friday's intrasquad game at the Yankees' minor league complex. He says he is ready return Sunday, the first day he is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.

Teixeira hurt an adductor muscle that runs alongside the hamstring trying to make a play on a foul grounder during an April 4 game against Toronto. He is to play seven innings in extended spring Saturday.

Closer David Robertson is scheduled to pitch in Saturday's extended spring training game. On the disabled list due to a left groin strain, Robertson is expected to return Tuesday.