There is a light at the end of the tunnel for Mark Teixeira. He is not sure how far away it is but he can see it.

Teixeira hit off of a tee and toss for the third straight day today and all has gone accordingly so far. There is also a plan in place for his return as he works to come back from a right wrist injury he suffered in spring training. He will be taking batting practice outdoors within a couple of days, moving down to Tampa.

After he has taken a sufficient amount of batting practice, simulation games are the next step, then extended spring training, and lastly minor league games. He pit the process at anywhere from a week to three weeks.

While he hopes for a return by June 1, he did not pinpoint a timeline.

" I need my timing," Teixeira said.

"I don't know how long it's going to take."

Teixeira has been exacting as he works to return. He took time with dry swings, from both sides, to make sure his wrist was healed. Now, he is trying to shake off rust and weakness but there is no pain or stiffness.