Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been diagnosed with a strained right wrist Tuesday after taking swings in the batting cages prior to Team USA’s exhibition game against the White Sox, according to Barry Bloom of MLB.com.
Teixeira will be evaluated in New York on Wednesday by Yankees Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, along with Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser. His replacement on Team USA’s roster has yet to be determined.
Teixeira’s injury is the newest addition to the list of Yankee injuries that have occurred this spring. Center fielder Curtis Granderson will be out until May due to his fractured right forearm, and right-hander Phil Hughes has been suffering from a bulging disk in his back, reported Bloom.
Left-hander CC Sabathia is returning to the Yankees after his offseason elbow surgery. Shortstop Derek Jeter is will be returning to the Yankee lineup March 10 from a broken left ankle, and closer Mariano Rivera will be returning from a torn ACL in his right knee.
The injury bug also reached general manager Brian Cashman, who broke his leg and dislocated his ankle Monday landing after a skydiving jump with the Army Golden Knights. The event wanted to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.
“I’m happy that the Wounded Warrior Project is getting the well-deserved additional attention,” Cashman told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com