Teixeira Pulls Out of WBC Due to Wrist Injury


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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira injured his right wrist while working out with Team USA, resulting in him pulling out of the World Baseball Classic.

Teixeira is expected to miss at least two weeks after suffering what the Yankees are calling a sprained right wrist, while taking swings in the batting cage.

“I was kind of shocked,” Yankees Joe Girardi said. “He was taking swings in the cage and felt something. It was in his hand or wrist. I’m sure there will be more tests.”

Teixeira will be further examined Wednesday in New York. The Yankees offense could be in some trouble if the injury proves to be more serious than a sprain. The Bronx Bombers are already without sluggers Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson to start the season.

Last season Teixeira hit .251 with 24 home runs and 84 RBIs.

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