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Yankees’ Teixeira Has Cortisone Shot; MRI Shows No Structural Damage To Wrist

Mark Teixeira (credit: Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Mark Teixeira (credit: Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Yankees can breathe a sigh of relief. An MRI taken on Mark Teixeira’s ailing left wrist showed no structural damage, the team announced Tuesday.

Teixeira gave his teammates a scare Monday night when he came up shaking his left wrist after trying to make a diving stop at first base.

With Alex Rodriguez already sidelined, the suddenly slumping Yankees couldn’t afford to lose another big bat from the middle of their lineup for an extended amount of time.

The Yankees said Teixeira was diagnosed with inflammation of the wrist. He received a cortisone shot and will be reevaluated in three days.

Teixeira was lifted after the seventh inning of the Yankees’ 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night, their eighth loss in 11 games. He said he hurt the wrist in his third at-bat against Boston on Sunday. Still, he felt as if he could play before he tweaked the injury in the field.

“I’ve had a little thing in my wrist before, back in 2009. Hopefully it will just get better in a few days,” Teixeira said Sunday. “You’re always playing through something.”

Teixeira’s turn in the order came up in the eighth inning with a runner on first and the Yankees trailing by a run, but defensive replacement Jayson Nix grounded into a fielder’s choice against Pedro Strop.

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