Another injury struck the New York Yankees on Tuesday, who got news that starting first baseman Mark Teixeira was scratched from Team USA’s exhibition with the Chicago White Sox. Teixeira was shut down after feeling soreness in the area of his right forearm and wrist while taking batting practice. Per Bryan Hoch, Yankees officials are calling the injury a strain to his wrist in initial reports.
“He was taking swings in the cage and felt something in his hand or wrist,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I’m sure there’s more tests planned, we just haven’t gotten any results.”
An e-mail from the Yankees public relations department on Tuesday night noted that Teixeira will leave Team USA to return to New York for further testing, including an MRI, on Wednesday Currently, the expectation is that the All-Star first baseman will be shut down for 7 to 10 days before being able to return to Team USA.
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