Tex isn’t Tex yet.

Mark Teixeira still has a ways to go before he regains his batting strength, after last year’s right wrist injury and subsequent surgery.

With Opening Day four days away for the Yankees, Teixeira’s hitting mechanics are not there yet. He’s hitting .091 this spring.

“I’m not trusting that the wrist is healthy,’’ Teixeira told The Post Thursday at Steinbrenner Field.

“I’m just trying to protect it,’’ he said. “Taking your ‘A’ swing, taking that swing that is 100 percent and I need to trust that I can do that and not feel pain. I need to finish my swing instead of protecting my wrist. Last year, to protect my wrist, I didn’t finish my swing.’’

Therein lies the problem. Teixeira, though, is not about to panic.

“Overall, the wrist is feeling good, it’s getting stronger, but I just need to mechanically make sure I’m taking the right swings,’’ he explained.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Teixeira smiled and said, “You don’t want me to be a slap hitter.”

Noted one AL scout who watched Teixeira hit recently, “He still has some rust to knock off that swing.’’
When will Teixeira gain that trust in his swing to just let it go?

“Hopefully, really soon,’’ said Teixeira, who averaged 34 home runs and 106 RBIs his first four seasons as a Yankee but was limited to three home runs and 12 RBIs last year, when he got only 53 at-bats.