By Dan Martin and Fred Kerber
The Yankees have made it clear Tyler Austin will continue to get a chance to prove himself at first base, but that doesn’t mean Mark Teixeira is going anywhere.
With the Marlins potentially in the market for a first baseman, Teixeira was asked if he would waive his no-trade clause to head south.
“No,” Teixeira told The Post before the Yankees’ 1-0 win over the Blue Jays. “You know [general manager Brian Cashman] and I have talked about it and it’s not something that I think would benefit me or the Yankees. So no, I’m staying put.”
Teixeira was back in the lineup Monday night against Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and went 0-for-3 with a walk after two days off as the Yankees used Austin while Teixeira rested his balky knee.
Cashman said the two talked briefly and decided both sides would benefit from having Teixeira around the rest of the season not only to contribute in whatever playoff push the Yankees might make, but also to play a part in providing leadership for the recently remade roster.
Teixeira has been ravaged by injuries the past few years and is one of the veteran players remaining from the trade deadline purge that sent Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran packing — followed shortly by the release of Alex Rodriguez on Saturday.
“[Teixeira] has been swinging the bat better and his knee felt better,” manager Joe Girardi said. “A couple days off helped him and that’s something I know we’re gonna have to deal with the next 50 or so games, managing that knee.”
It’s not as glamorous a trio as Dellin Betances, Miller and Chapman, but the Yankees are hoping Tyler Clippard, Adam Warren and Betances can be a close facsimile at the end of the game.
They combined to pitch three scoreless innings in Monday’s 1-0 win and Betances provided the only drama, as Clippard and Warren had easy innings setting him up.
“They’ve done a really nice job since we’ve put them in those spots,” Girardi said of Clippard and Warren. “They obviously have experience.”
Both have pitched for the Yankees before and they were each in New York at the end of last season, with Warren in The Bronx and Clippard with the Mets. Warren has retired 32-of-39 batters he’s faced since coming from the Cubs in the deal that sent Chapman to Chicago. The bullpen helped the Yankees get their fifth shutout of the season.
Brett Gardner sat out again thanks to the ball he took off his ankle Friday and Aaron Hicks got another start in left field. Gardner is hoping to be able to play Tuesday.
The Yankees were still waiting Monday night for the results of Nathan Eovaldi’s second opinion for his elbow injury. … There was a delay before the top of the third as home-plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt left the game. He was hit in the facemask by a foul ball from Brian McCann in the bottom of the second. He was replaced behind the plate by first-base umpire Scott Barry. … Recently demoted Luis Severino is scheduled to start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.