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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Mark Teixeira gets cortisone shot in wrist

By on 9/23/2014 10:30:00 AM

The New York Yankees head into the final six games of the 2014 season with a record of 81-75, second in the American League East. At four games out in the wild card race, the Yankees are holding on to playoff hopes by a thread. The Yankees are hoping to have Mark Teixeira back for the final push, as he received a cortisone shot in his ailing right wrist.

Our own Raymond Bureau reported on September 21 that Teixeira left last Saturday's game with a sore wrist and was set to visit a hand surgeon on Sunday.

An update on Teixeira, as reported by Bryan Hoch of, is that he received a cortisone shot in his right wrist on Monday and was hoping to get back into the lineup.  Teixeira said the problem in his wrist is in a different location than the areas where he received his first two injections. The good news is there is no structural damage and could return to the lineup today.

Teixeira is looking forward to a healthy 2015, as he told Hoch:
"Strength has never been an issue for me, and this year it has been. I am hoping getting a little stronger this offseason will help me not only stay healthier, which is very important, but also performance-wise."
Teixeira, in his 12th Major League season, is batting .216 with 21 home runs and 58 RBI in 119 games. The veteran has played for the Rangers, Angels, Braves and Yankees and is a career .274 hitter with 362 home runs and 1,171 RBI.

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