Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't know when Mark Teixeira will return from an inflamed left wrist injury that kept him out of the lineup for a second straight game yesterday.

Girardi did say Teixeira was feeling better yesterday than he was Friday.

And following yesterday's 4-1 loss to the Red Sox, Girardi said he will check with Teixeira today when he arrives at Yankee Stadium to see if he can play.

Nevertheless, the manager admitted to being concerned because the problem came back for a second time in three weeks.

"I am a little concerned that it's [not] going to get to 100 percent,'' Girardi said. "He was better after a few days off a couple of weeks ago. Then it came back a little bit so that raises a little bit of a red flag.''