Monday, June 17, 2013

Cashman Thinks Teixeira is Headed Back to the DL

Though an MRI revealed no new tears in Mark Teixeira's right wrist, GM Brian Cashman told the media he is "leaning" towards putting Teixeira on the DL. Teixeira missed the first 53 games of the season after he injured a tendon in his right wrist while with Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.

Though he hit three home runs and had 12 RBI in 15 games, Teixeira had just a .609 OPS when he was forced to leave Saturday's game with the Los Angeles Angels early. He flew back to New York before the Yankees series finale on Sunday and was given a cortisone shot after an MRI showed inflammation.

Cashman would not rule out eventual surgery for the Yankees first baseman.

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