Mark Teixeira Injury: Updates on Yankees Star's Wrist and Return

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIMay 26, 2014

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Updates from Tuesday, June 3

Brendan Kuty of provides an update on Mark Teixeira's return:

Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal previously reported Teixeira was on track to make his return soon:

Updates from Monday, June 2

ESPN's Wallace Matthews has the latest on Teixeira:

Updates from Sunday, June 1

Jeff Roberts of The Record provides a synopsis of Yankees manager Joe Girardi discussing Mark Teixeira's injury status:

Wallace Matthews of previously provided Teixeira's status for today's game:


Updates from Saturday, May 31

According to's Bryan Hoch, Teixeira's return was short-lived:

Hoch later added how long Tex would be out:

Updates from Friday, May 30

ESPN's Wallace Matthews has good news on Teixeira:

Updates from Thursday, May 29

Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger has the latest on Teixeira:

Updates from Wednesday, May 28

The Star-Ledger's Jorge Castillo provides the New York Yankees' lineup, which doesn't include Mark Teixeira:

Updates from Tuesday, May 27

The Star-Ledger's Jorge Castillo announces Teixeira won't be in Tuesday's lineup:

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New York Yankees All-Star Mark Teixeira didn't take the field for Monday's interleague game against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a right wrist injury.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported on Teixeira's status:'s Brendan Kuty revealed what Yankees manager Joe Girardi had to say prior to the team's contest at Busch Stadium:

Teixeira, 34, is a dangerous, powerful hitter when healthy, but his production has declined in recent years due to poor health. He is batting .248 this season with nine home runs and 25 RBI, which puts him on pace for another 30-dinger season, per's projections.

ESPN Stats & Info alluded to a recent accomplishment Teixeira achieved as one of the game's most notable switch-hitters ever:

Erik Boland of Newsday reported what Teixeira had to say about his wrist ahead of this last Friday's game versus the Chicago White Sox.

"The wrist, it's still a process and it's something I have to get treatment on and work on strengthening every day, but I feel like I'm over a hump," said Teixeira. "It's manageable and I can produce with it."

This day-to-day ailment may not be considered a severe problem in most instances, but it is a bit alarming for New York given Teixeira's history. The veteran played in just 15 games last season before shutting down for the year due to a nagging ailment with that same right wrist.

The Bronx Bombers can afford to adjust their lineup due to a high payroll and a multitude of contributors capable of stepping up in Teixeira's apparent temporary absence. Sitting in second place in the American League East division allows the Yankees to give Teixeira valuable rest in this rather early juncture of the 2014 campaign, and they shouldn't rush him back if there are any doubts about his condition.