Mark Teixeira to miss rest of the season
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will have surgery on his injured right wrist and miss the rest of the season.
According to MLB.com, an MRI revealed a tear of a tendon in Teixeira’s right wrist and season ending surgery was required to heal the injury. Teixeira said the surgery would take place next week in New York.The injury occurred while Teixeira was preparing to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
“It’s very tough, especially in a season where the team could probably use me,” Teixeira said. “We’ve had some really, really good teams the last few years, and this year, we have a great team, and I would love to be a part of this team.”
The injury occurred while Teixeira was preparing to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
According to ESPN,Teixeira will be ready for the start of Spring Training. He missed the first 53 games of the season and only played in 15 games and hit .151 with three home runs and 12 runs batted in.
Teixeira,33, has been durable in his major league career, averaging 150 games a year up until this season.