NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says season-ending surgery remains a possibility for first baseman Mark Teixeira after a cortisone shot didn’t do much to help his aching right wrist.
Uh-oh. Talk about a Bronx bummer.
“He’s still sore, even after the shot,” Cashman told the Newark Star-Ledger on Monday. “So our doctors are obviously working through it, trying to analyze the situation. It’s clearly not a good situation.”
Teixeira received cortisone treatment earlier this month after an MRI revealed inflammation in the wrist. The 33-year-old missed the first 53 games of the season with a sheath tear, returning to the lineup on May 31. He was placed back on the disabled list last week.
Cashman confirmed to the Star-Ledger that surgery was still on the table.
“He’s experiencing soreness, still, so we’re working through that now with our doctors,” Cashman said. “He’s not responding to the shot. So we’re working through that.”
He added: “It just means we’re dealing with our doctors on it.”
Teixeira is batting .151 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 15 games this season.
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