Mark Teixeira Injury: Updates on Yankees Star's Wrist

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistJune 16, 2013

Mark Teixeira's season is over as the Yankees star will have season-ending surgery on his wrist.

UPDATE: Tuesday, July 2, at 11:25 a.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

Mark Teixiera gave his fans an update on how his surgery went, courtesy of his Twitter feed. 

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UPDATE: Thursday, June 27, at 11:35 a.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Mark Teixeira took to his Twitter account to update his fans after agreeing to have season-ending wrist surgery.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 26, at 3:18 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

The Yankees have suffered a huge blow to their season as ESPN's Pedro Gomez has a huge update about the status of Mark Teixeira's wrist.

Teixeira spoke to Brian Hoch of MLB.com about the decision to go under the knife to fix the problem and the timetable for his return.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 26, at 3:18 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Bad news for Yankees fans who were hoping rest and rehab would get Mark Teixeira back into the lineup in the near future via the team's official Twitter account.

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UPDATE: Monday, June 24, at 2:25 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Yankees GM Brian Cashman expanded on Mark Teixeira's status in an interview with Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger, and it's not good news for Yankees fans.

“He’s still sore, even after the shot,” Cashman said in a telephone interview on Monday afternoon. “So our doctors are obviously working through it, trying to analyze the situation. So it’s clearly not a good situation.”

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UPDATE: Monday, June 24, at 12:20 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

ESPN's Wallace Matthews has the latest on Mark Teixeira.

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is still feeling pain in his damaged right wrist more than a week after receiving a cortisone shot intended to soothe the discomfort from a partially torn tendon sheath, again raising the possibility that Teixeira will need to undergo season-ending surgery.

'He's still experiencing soreness,' Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday. 'We're trying to work through it.'

Cashman would not say specifically whether Teixeira would undergo surgery but acknowledged it has 'always been a possibility.'

On Sunday, Teixeira was uncharacteristically short with reporters who asked about the condition of his wrist.

'I really don't want to talk about anything right now," he said. "We'll discuss it at the appropriate time.'

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 18, at 3:45 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

The Yankees have confirmed the bad news reported by Murti earlier in the day, announcing that Mark Teixeira is on the 15-day DL once again. 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 18, at 2:13 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

More bad news for the Bronx Bombers as it's another setback for Mark Teixeira and his ailing wrist, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN sports radio:

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 18, at 11:09 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Brian Cashman responded to hitting coach Kevin Long's comments regarding Mark Teixeira's bothersome wrist injury. CBS New York has the latest on the Yankees:

Long said Saturday night that he wasn’t sure if Teixeira’s right wrist 'has been right' since coming off the disabled list on May 31.

'It’s alarming in the fact that K-Long would say that to the group of the reporters, but he never said that prior to that,” Cashman said. "This is, a lot of times, how things work out when things go bad, things get said. If K-Long felt that way, he should have been saying that from Day 1, but we never heard that from K-Long."

Long said Teixeira was having more trouble swinging from the left side of the plate. He never reported the issue to team officials or the Yankees medical staff, Cashman said.

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UPDATE: Monday, June 17, at 3:11 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Discouraging news for Yankees fans as Mark Teixeira's recent wrist injury could force him back to the disabled list. MLB.com's Bryan Hoch has the latest from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

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Bill Baer of NBC's Hardball Talk reported that Teixeira was pulled from the June 15, Saturday night game against the Los Angeles Angels

As Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network tweets, manager Joe Girardi said that Teixeira's swing has been impacted by a wrist injury. 

According to WFAN reporter Sweeny Murti, Teixeira will see a doctor on Sunday about his aggravated wrist.

Teixeira's latest injury news is disheartening for fans hoping that he would get back on track. The first baseman has struggled with injuries all season, only playing in 15 of 53 games since returning on May 31 from a partially torn tendon sheath in the same wrist that is forcing him to miss time once again.

He hasn't been terribly effective since his return. The two-time All-Star is hitting just .157 on the season with three home runs and 12 RBI. This is a stark contrast from the .251/24/84 line he posted last season.  

At first, Teixeira was replaced in the game by David Adams. The 26-year-old is hitting just .216 with two home runs and seven RBI in 74 at-bats this season. 

The Yankees could desperately use a shot in the arm offensively. New York is 21st in MLB in slugging percentage at .385 and 19th in runs with 262 so far. Brett Gardner leads all Yankees batters in average at .283. 

The Yankees are now in third place in the AL East, thanks in large part to a pitching staff that sports a team ERA of 3.65. Just 3.5 games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox, the team may have to find more production without Teixeira in the lineup again. 

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