Mark Teixeira is back in the New York Yankees lineup this afternoon, resulting in a corresponding roster move with backup first baseman Ike Davis.A major question mark has been added to the New York Yankees’ signing of Ike Davis.
With Mark Teixeira making his questioned return this afternoon, the Yanks designated Davis for assignment to make room on the roster.
His short-lived Bronx tenure will temporarily end with a mere 14 at-bats resulting in three hits for the 29-year-old. The move means that organization has 10 days to either place him on waivers, trade him, release him, or outright him to the minor leagues.
With that being said, he did tell Newsday’s Erik Boland that he would “consider” going to the Minors with the Yanks if he clears waivers.
The slugger’s future is certainly in question, but the Yankees had one move to make. In no way were they intending to carry three first baseman, and Rob Refsnyder is simply more versatile and brings with him a much more consistent bat.
Teixeira is slated to bat sixth in today’s lineup as he returns from an articular cartilage tear in his right knee.
Today the @Yankees reinstated 1B Mark Teixeira from the 15-day D.L. and designated INF Ike Davis for assignment.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) June 25, 2016