New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was out of Wednesday's lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays after having fluid drained from his sore left knee.

The Yankees don't believe Teixeira will miss Thursday's game in Minnesota, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Teixeira leads the Yankees with 15 home runs but has missed 21 games this season.

Teixeira sat out two weeks in April with a hamstring injury after spending most of last year on the disabled list.