Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira leaves Saturday's game with wrist soreness
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Saturday's game against the Twins at Yankee Stadium with soreness in his right wrist, the team announced.
Teixeira had a cortisone shot during the game and is expected to be out at least two more games, according to Danny Knobler of ESPNNewYork.com.
"I'm basically back to square one with the soreness," Teixeira said. "If the shot doesn't work, then I'm worried."
Teixeira missed the team's last three games with the wrist issue. He was 0-for-2 with a strikeout before Brian Roberts pinch-hit for him leading off the bottom of the sixth inning.
Roberts was in the on-deck circle in Teixeira's place in the bottom of the fifth, but the inning ended before his spot came up. Teixeira played first base in the top of the sixth and then Roberts hit for him in the bottom of the inning.
The 34-year-old is hitting .242 with a team-leading nine homers and 25 RBIs playing in 37 of the Yankees' 54 games this season.
He played only 15 games last year after having wrist surgery in July. Teixeira spent Thursday's off day meeting with Dr. Keith Raskin, who performed the wrist surgery last year, according to Knobler.
As expected, Yankees announce that Mark Teixeira left the game with soreness in his right wrist.
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