LF Zoilo Almonte was recalled from Triple-A Scranton before Monday's game against the Rangers. He started and went 0-for-3. On Tuesday, he fared a bit better, going 1-for-5 with two RBIs.

OF Ichiro Suzuki needs five hits to pass George Sisler's mark of 2,810 hits, which is 48th on the all-time list.

1B Mark Teixeira returned to the lineup for the Yankees after missing time over the last week due to a lower lat strain. Teixeira began his career as a member of the Rangers, where he was an All-Star and was awarded both the Golden Glove and Silver Slugger honors.

C Brian McCann has been getting on base a ton lately. McCann has reached safely via a hit, base-on-balls or hit-by-pitch in 19 of his last 22 games. He had an RBI via sacrifice on Tuesday but did not get on base.

RHP Michael Pineda threw a simulated game July 29, another step forward in his recovery from a right teres major muscle strain. He is due to throw 60-65 pitches Sunday in a minor league rehab start.