Teixeira out of lineup with stiffness in wrist

Teixeira out of lineup with stiffness in wrist

ST LOUIS -- First baseman Mark Teixeira was scratched from the lineup on Monday with stiffness in his surgically repaired right wrist.

Teixeira, 34, who has played in 35 games this season, hitting .248 with nine home runs, appeared in only 15 games in 2013 before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a partially torn tendon shear in the wrist.

He began feeling some stiffness following the Yankees' extra-innings win on Saturday in Chicago, and he informed manager Joe Girardi on Monday at breakfast.

"Today his wrist is a little stiff," Girardi said. "It's been stiff the last few days, ever since the extra-inning game. Not something totally unexpected, but today he felt it was a little more stiff than it has been."

Girardi said Teixeira is day to day, adding that the team hasn't scheduled any tests.

"You're always a little bit concerned, but they said there would be stiffness throughout this process for a while. Today it's just a little bit more," Girardi said. "It could be from fatigue, that's what my thought process is.

"Hopefully, it's just one day he needs."

Alex Halsted and Teddy Cahill are associate reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.