ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mark Teixeira is out of the starting lineup Wednesday for the third game of the series, set for 8:05 p.m. ET at Globe Life Park.
Teixeira, the only Yankees starter without a hit in Tuesday’s 21-5 victory over the Rangers, was struck on the foot by a pitch in the sixth inning and left the game for a pinch runner. Manager Joe Girardi said it is a scheduled off day for Teixeira and his first baseman “is fine.”
Brian McCann moves into Teixeira’s cleanup spot and Garrett Jones will play first base. Returning after a day off is Carlos Beltran in right field. Stephen Drew draws his first start of the series at second base.
Brian McCann C
Carlos Beltran RF
Garrett Jones 1B
Stephen Drew 2B