Mark Teixeira injury: Yankees 1B's MRI shows wrist inflammation, Joe Girardi says

Ezra Shaw

Teixeira received a cortisone shot, and will be reevaluated in a few days.

New York Yankees first baseman underwent an MRI on Sunday that only showed inflammation his right wrist, Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced on Sunday.

Teixeira left Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Angels after re-aggravating his wrist injury, which prompted the MRI. Thankfully for the Yankees, the MRI did not reveal a new tear. Teixeira received a cortisone shot, and the team will reevaluate the first baseman after a few days.

The switch-hitter played in his first game for the Yankees this season on May 31 after suffering tendon-sheath damage in March. Teixeira has started the season slow offensively, hitting .151/.270/.340 in his first 63 plate appearances in 2013.

New York still has a number of players on the disabled list, including Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson. Any extended period of absence by Teixeira would be a big blow to an already banged Yankees lineup.

Lyle Overbay started at first base in place of Teixeira on Sunday, with Travis Hafner replacing Overbay at DH.

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