{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"content":["injury" ] }

Little improvement in Teixeira's injured wrist

Little improvement in Teixeira's injured wrist

|
Little improvement in Teixeira's injured wrist

NEW YORK -- The Yankees are not receiving encouraging reports on first baseman Mark Teixeira, who continues to feel discomfort in his right wrist and may be inching closer to season-ending surgery.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that Teixeira has seen little improvement since receiving a cortisone injection intended to relieve inflammation in his wrist.

"He's still experiencing soreness," Cashman said in a telephone interview. "All I can tell you is, he has still experienced soreness and our doctors are working through it."

The club estimated that there was a 30-percent chance Teixeira would need surgery after he partially tore the tendon sheath in his wrist in March, a number that remains in play.

"You want someone that's feeling great," Cashman said. "They've never taken surgery off the table. It's always been obviously the worst-case scenario, but I'm not here to tell you anything about that yet."

After missing the first two months of the season, Teixeira made his return on May 31, only to leave New York's June 15 game against the Angels early when he felt unable to swing the bat.

"You guys know me, I'm going to play through everything, but if I literally can't [swing], I was worthless to the team right there," Teixeira said last week. "So I said, we need to get this looked at."

In his brief return, Teixeira hit .151 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 15 games. He went hitless over his last four games and said that the soreness affects him most when batting left-handed.

Though Teixeira said there is little discomfort when he hits right-handed, both he and manager Joe Girardi shot down a suggestion that he could finish the season as a platoon player against left-handed pitching.

"It's not something that we've discussed, so I can't answer the question," Cashman said on Monday.

With Teixeira back on the disabled list, Lyle Overbay has returned to everyday duty as New York's first baseman. Cashman said that he could not speak to how Teixeira's injury situation might affect his mindset toward acquiring another first baseman over the next month.

"Right now, until I have an official position [about surgery] and not the fact that he's still experiencing soreness, there's really not much more to say," Cashman said.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["injury" ] }
{"content":["injury" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español