Teixeira Has MRI, Shows No New Tear in Wrist

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0  Updated at 1:42 am, June 17th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(ANAHEIM) — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had an MRI Sunday that revealed no new tear in his right wrist, only inflammation.

“There’s inflammation, and even though he’s hurt, that’s probably the best-case scenario we could have got,” Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said. “That’s a good thing. If he was to re-tear it, that would probably be it for the season.”

Teixeira first injured the wrist in early March while hitting off a tee in preparation for the World Baseball Classic. The injury resulted in Teixeira missing the first 53 games of the season.

Teixeira felt pain in the wrist in the Yankees’ game versus the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, and was removed in the fourth inning.

While the MRI came back positive, Girardi didn’t say Teixeira would avoid a stint on the disabled list.

“He’s not a player for at least a couple days,” Girardi said. “We’ll re-evaluate him after a couple days and see where we’re at.”

While Teixeira is out, Lyle Overbay will take over at first base.

Teixeira is hitting .151 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 15 games this season.

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