Teixeira’s MRI shows no structural damage

NEW YORK – The Yankees received good news on Tuesday morning concerning Mark Teixeira’s left wrist, as the first baseman’s MRI revealed only inflammation and no structural damage.

Teixeira received a cortisone injection after being seen by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, as well as specialist Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He will be re-evaluated in three days, the Yankees said.

Teixeira was forced to leave Monday’s 5-4 loss to the Orioles after diving for J.J. Hardy’s seventh-inning shot down the first base line, in which he landed on the left wrist.

He revealed after the game that he had actually hurt the wrist with a swing on Sunday against the Red Sox, but was trying to play through the injury. He stayed in Monday’s game to play defense in the seventh inning but was unable to swing a bat.

“I’m not crazy concerned because I tried to play through it,” Teixeira said on Monday. “It’s one of those things if you really hurt yourself bad, you’re out and you can’t do much. I was kind of nursing it today when I was swinging so hopefully it’s just a couple of days and I can get back out there.”

Teixeira, 32, is batting .256 with 20 home runs and 71 RBIs in 98 games for New York this season.

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