Joe Girardi was encouraged by the report he received regarding Mark Teixeira's activity yesterday in Tampa.

However, the manager still doesn't know if he will get the switch-hitting first baseman back before the Yankees leave Toronto on Sunday.

"Tex did a bunch of work, which I think is a good sign,'' Girardi said before last night's 6-3 win over the Twins. "He ran the bases, not at full speed. He [took] ground balls and took [batting practice] and came out pretty good.''