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MRI shows no new damage in Mark Teixeira’s right wrist

Jun 16, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi acknowledged to reporters late last week that Mark Teixeira has been having some difficulty with his surgically-repaired right wrist. But it’s nothing too serious.

According to beat writer Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Yankees first baseman underwent an MRI on Sunday morning back in New York City that showed no new structural damage in the wrist. Teixeira only has mild inflammation, which was treated immediately with a cortisone shot.

The Yankees will head home from Anaheim this evening and are set to open a two-game interleague series against the Dodgers on Tuesday night after Monday’s team off day. Teixeira is highly likely to miss that series with L.A. but the hope is that he won’t require a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

The 33-year-old is batting .151/.270/.340 since his return to the Yankees on May 31.

  1. yankeepunk3000 - Jun 16, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    let’s hope he gets healthy then trade him for a sterdy ball boy.

  2. 13arod - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Don’t trade him

  3. pisano - Jun 16, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    That’s great, as much as he K’s, it must mean either his eyes are bad, or he has the reflex’s of an 80 year old man, or both, hey Tex take the rest of your contract off, you need to heal.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 16, 2013 at 8:30 PM

      The Yankees finally won a game today. Tex was not playing. Coincidence?

      • pisano - Jun 17, 2013 at 12:48 AM

        pc…..guaranteed, if Tex was in that game, he’d have K’d three times and hit into a double play.

      • uyf1950 - Jun 17, 2013 at 6:50 AM

        You guys are tough on Tex. The important thing is he contributes when he’s not playing.

  4. deathmonkey41 - Jun 16, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    I would just pitch him away. He jumps out of his shoes trying to pull everything. It’s not like he’s ever going to go opposite field or anything. Pitch him outside and either he’s going to swing and miss or pull a weak ground ball to a middle infielder.

  5. hushbrother - Jun 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    When new damage comes, it’s a new world order. A new word for “plague.”

  6. cackalackyank - Jun 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    I’m not sure what to think about this news. His glove is still better than Overbay’s, but I just do think he is really going to be able to hit his new .250 normal with this injury. I would seriously consider just having him get the surgery and start over fresh in 2014. If he doesn’t come around by the ASG I would sit him down for the year.

    • deathmonkey41 - Jun 17, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      Tex is probably better, but Overbay isn’t a slouch defensively. Plus, he won’t strike out as much and can actually hit the other way.

  7. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    He said he is fine swinging right-handed. I never understood that about switch hitters. If only one of your swing is messed up, just swing from the other side. It might actually help Tex, as he would see fewer shifts, since he does not try to pull EVERYTHING as an RHB.

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