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Teixeira to play for Double-A Trenton Thunder on Wednesday and Thursday

05/24/2013 4:50 PM ET
By Trenton Thunder Media Relations

The Trenton Thunder are eager to welcome Mark Teixeira when he begins his rehab assignment.(AP)
(TRENTON, NJ) -- According to multiple media reports, All-Star First Baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to play in Trenton on a rehabilitation assignment Wednesday, May 29 (10:35am) and Thursday, May 30 (7:05pm) as the Thunder face the Erie SeaWolves (Detroit). The assignment is contingent on the weather and Teixeira's continued progress with his rehab work at the Yankees Minor League complex in Tampa. Teixeira has been out since early March with a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist that he suffered while playing with Team USA prior to the World Baseball Classic.

Teixeira, a 10-year MLB veteran and two-time All-Star (2005, 2009), joined the Yankees in 2009. Last season he batted .251 with 24 HR and 84 RBI in 123 games with New York. The career .279 hitter has won three Silver Slugger Awards (2004-05, 09), five Gold Glove Awards (2005-06, 2009-10, 12), and was a member of New York's 2009 World Series Championship team.

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The Trenton Thunder, Double A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, are located in Trenton, NJ and play in the 12 team Eastern League. The Thunder have drawn over 7.7 million fans in 19 years and have won the three major awards that Minor League Baseball teams can win; the Johnson Trophy for the "Nation's Best Franchise" (2005), the Larry MacPhail Trophy for Outstanding Club Promotion (2003) and the Bob Frietas Award for Long-Term Success (1998, given by Baseball America). The team has given back over $4.7 million worth of goods, services and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella. The Thunder can be found online at trentonthunder.comfacebook.com/trentonthundertwitter.com/trentonthunder and on youtube.com by searching "AATrentonThunder".

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