Mark Teixeira could be about to return to the New York Yankees line-up, reports ESPN.
The first baseman missed the majority of last season with a wrist injury and sparked fear after being placed on the disabled list four games into this season.
But fans were sighing with relief after it was revealed that he had a strained right hamstring rather than a reoccurrence of the injury his troubled wrist.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed on Wednesday night that Teixeira had taken part in full batting practice earlier that day at the Tampa training complex and also ran bases.
He is now due to play in three innings in a minor league game Thursday and Girardi says he could return to the Yankees line-up very soon.
"Sunday is definitely a possibility," Girardi said.
That would mean a return just in time for the series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, which gets underway on Tuesday.
Teixeira may be joined by closer David Robertson as an injury returnee for the Yankees in that Tuesday game.
Robertson has been out since April 7 with a groin strain but expects to be activated next Tuesday in time for the game.
"That's the plan," Robertson said.
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