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Grandy plays in spring game; Teixeira takes BP

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NEW YORK -- Curtis Granderson had two at-bats in an extended spring game on Wednesday, according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, and Mark Teixeira also appears to be making progress as he rehabs an injury.

One day after Girardi speculated that Teixeira may not be able to return until June, Teixeira tweeted that he took batting practice in the cages at Yankee Stadium, a good sign considering he had been limited to dry swings since April 17.

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NEW YORK -- Curtis Granderson had two at-bats in an extended spring game on Wednesday, according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, and Mark Teixeira also appears to be making progress as he rehabs an injury.

One day after Girardi speculated that Teixeira may not be able to return until June, Teixeira tweeted that he took batting practice in the cages at Yankee Stadium, a good sign considering he had been limited to dry swings since April 17.

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"Felt good hitting balls today, I didn't make one out in the cage," Teixeira said on Twitter.

Girardi said that Granderson's activity on the field in Tampa, Fla., should start the clock for his return, and it is possible that Granderson could be with the Yankees within two to three weeks.

Granderson has said that he would need approximately 50 to 70 at-bats to be big league ready.

"That's a good sign," Girardi said. "We know what Grandy's done since he's been here and the power numbers that he's put up."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.

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