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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mark Teixeira rehabbing wrist, plans to resume hitting Jan 1

By on 12/11/2013 10:27:00 AM

In a quick chat with MLB Network Radio this morning, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira gave an update regarding the rehabilitation on his surgically-repaired right wrist.

Specifically, Tex said that he's resumed swinging a bat and is aiming to begin hitting activities on January 1. The bit of news confirms the recent report filed by Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, which added that Texeira plans to work out at the Connecticut training facility owned by Bobby Valentine. More, from McCullough:
By Feb. 1, he wants to swing at 90-mph fastballs, so that when spring training begins, he’ll be up to full speed.
Once Texeira shows up at spring training, it's expected that he will slowly acclimate back into live BP, hitting drills, and other associated activities until the wrist gets back to 100%.

His various wrist ailiments limited Teixeira to just 15 games in 2013, something he and the Yankees are no doubt hoping to put in the past as they look ahead to the 2014 season. He's entering the sixth season of the eight-year, $180 million deal he signed with New York after the 2008 season, and it'd be in his best interest, as well as the Yankees' best interest, if he's able to return to the run-producing offensive threat he was in the first few years of that deal.

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