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Yankees’ Girardi Relieved Teixeira Dealing With Wrist Inflammation, Not New Sheath Tear

Team To Rest, Re-Evaluate Injured First Baseman
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Mark Teixeira (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has no new tears in the tendon sheath around his inflamed right wrist.

Teixeira got a cortisone shot Sunday. New York manager Joe Girardi said he will be re-evaluated next week.

“That’s a good thing,” Girardi said before the team’s 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels. “If he was to re-tear it, that would probably be it for the season. We’re looking at some inflammation, and we’re going to have to see how long it’s going to take to get back.”

Teixeira left the Yankees’ 6-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday in the fourth inning. The Yankees sent him back to New York for evaluation on his problematic wrist, which forced him to miss the first 53 games of the season.

Girardi said Teixeira will be out for “a couple of days” while the club waits for the inflammation to subside.

“The inflammation should go away, but it’s going to take some time,” Girardi said.

Lyle Overbay filled in at first base Sunday when the Yankees completed their 10-game road trip.

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