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Mark Teixeira diagnosed with wrist inflammation

May 29, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

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Shut down earlier this week with pain in his surgically repaired right wrist, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been diagnosed with inflammation.

For now at least the Yankees are calling him day-to-day and hope that Teixeira will be able to avoid the disabled list, so it definitely qualifies as good news. So far he’s missed three games.

Teixeira was looking very close to his old, pre-injury self before being shut down, hitting .248 with a team-leading nine homers and an .843 OPS, which is his highest mark since 2009.

  1. raysfan1 - May 29, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    “Wrist inflammation” is kind of a “water is wet” diagnosis. Of course there is inflammation. Wrist sprains, fractures, arthritis in the wrist, tendinitis in the wrist, post-operative healing in the wrist all involve inflammation.

  2. uyf1950 - May 29, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    The occasional day off from here on out for the balance of the season shouldn’t hurt the Yankees to much. McCann started at 1st base for the first time in his career and held his own so there is no reason he can’t do it a LITTLE more often. Besides that will get J.R. Murphy in the line up as well and he seems to be able to do the job behind the plate and offensively.

  3. El Bravo - May 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Given the history of said wrist, this is inevitably going to be a DL stint or worse.

    • dcarroll73 - May 29, 2014 at 6:22 PM

      So, bravo, what med school did you graduate from and how did you convince the Yanks and Tex to share his medical records with you? Unless you have positive answers to those two questions, you were clearly just popping off with some totally ignorant negativity.

      • El Bravo - May 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM

        It can’t be totally ignorant can it? I saw him “play” last season. Wrist injuries are career killers for many hitters. It took Derek Lee a few season to even be able to hit doubles again and he lost his HR power completely after he broke is wrist I may be pessimisitic about Tex, but I’d put money on it also being realistic outlook. I like Tex and I hope he succeeds, does that make you feel better?

  4. Jason @ IIATMS - May 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Kendrys Morales, line two, Mr. Cashman is calling.

    • proudlycanadian - May 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

      Do not do anything rash Mr. Morales. I will call you again after the Draft.

  5. campcouch - May 30, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    Tiger Balm!

  6. genericcommenter - May 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Pretty sure I’ve had a chronic case of this since the age of 13.

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