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According to a source close to Mark Teixeira, the All-Star first baseman will not be with the Yankees when they face the Rangers at the start of their next road trip in Texas on August 10 and 11. Teixeira’s wife is, according to the source, having a baby, and Mark will stay with her.

We can only assume, if the schedule is known this far in advance, that this is a planned birth. No word from our source on whether or not Teixeira will join the team for their four-game series in Kansas City—the second leg of the road trip.

By the way, think this wasn’t in the back (or perhaps front) of Brian Cashman’s mind when he made the deal that brought Lance Berkman to New York?

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