“That means that I’m very outspoken,” Teixeira said. “I’ve had plenty of run-ins with teammates or with media standing up for things that maybe I believe in. Sometimes I’m right, sometimes I’m wrong. And my guess is CC knows that about me. I’ve played with him for eight years. He knows that I’ll speak my mind. And whether you think I’m right or wrong, that’s your prerogative. But I am going to say what’s on my mind – especially working for ESPN, I have to. ESPN would fire me tomorrow if I just said no comment to every maybe tough question.”
Greg Bird will likely return on Saturday against the Angels, Aaron Boone told Mike Francesa on Thursday.
Bird, who has homered in two of his last three games at Triple-A Scranton, has been out since March 27 due to right ankle surgery.
Gary Sanchez (calf cramps) should be good to go Friday after he didn’t start and pinch-hit in the ninth Wednesday. Tommy Kahnle (shoulder) should also be activated Friday.
The Yankees start a three-game series with the Angels on Friday night.
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“I mean, I feel like (the No. 9 spot) on our team, it’s a more valuable slot in our order than he’s hitting ninth,” Boone said. “I feel like with our guys at the top I just feel like it’s an important slot in the order. That said, I’m always considering a time when to move him up but I just think he’s been so dynamic down there it’s just seemed like such an important part of the order that I really like him down there for now.”
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