ST. LOUIS (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was out of the lineup Tuesday night for a second straight day because of soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist.
Kelly Johnson started in place of Teixeira in Tuesday night's game at St. Louis.
Manager Joe Girardi said it might also make sense to rest Teixeira in the finale of a three-game interleague series against the Cardinals on Wednesday. The Yankees have a day off Thursday, giving more time for the soreness to subside.
"I think it's just something he's going to go through for a while," Girardi said. "He said there was some improvement but it's not exactly what we want, so we'll wait and see."
"I don't think Tex is going to be out long," he said.
Girardi also said Derek Jeter, who is retiring after this season, should be the starting shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game.
"I would love to see it, I would," Girardi said. "I think he's played extremely well. I understand he's third (overall) in votes and it's a great thing. He's meant a ton to this team."
Jeter was batting .273 with a homer and 10 RBIs and started both games against the Cardinals.
"He said he feels good. We'll run him out there," Girardi said.