Yankees' Mark Teixeira says wrist injury is serious

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Mark Teixeira will be out until at least May after hurting his right wrist, the New York Yankees say.  MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Mark Teixeira will be out until at least May after hurting his right wrist, the New York Yankees say.

Mark Teixeira says he has a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and didn’t rule out missing up to two months of the regular season.

The first baseman rejoined the New York Yankees at spring training Sunday after hurting his right wrist March 5 while with the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic. The injury initially was announced as a strained right wrist.

The former Atlanta Brave plans to start limited baseball drills in about a week and is optimistic that surgery will not be necessary.

He was hurt while swinging a weighted bat left-handed off a tee in an indoor cage during pregame warmups with the U.S. at the World Baseball Classic. The Yankees have said Teixeira will be out until at least May.

“The good thing is it’s nothing major, nothing where I’m missing a whole season,” Teixeira said.

METS: David Wright wanted to make it clear that playing in the WBC had nothing to do with the rib injury he sustained that could cause him to miss Opening Day

He explained that “you can get hurt in spring training, you can get hurt before spring training,” and that he didn’t get hurt because of
the tournament.

GIANTS: Third baseman Pablo Sandoval, a former Augusta GreenJacket and reigning World Series MVP, was scratched from the lineup for their game against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday because of right elbow discomfort.


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