May 24, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cortisone Shot Not Enough To Help Teixeira

There has been a lot of news lately with Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, and his partially torn tendon sheath in his wrist. He was put on the DL last week, and received a cortisone shot around that time to try to alleviate the pain ad discomfort he was experiencing. Well it turns out, that even with the help of medication, the pain is still troublesome.

Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday,

He’s still experiencing soreness, we’re trying to work through it.

This news only raises more concern that Teixeira will probably have no other choice but season-ending surgery. He’s only played in 15 games, but for a Yankees team that is in second place in the AL East, Teixeira’s abilities could definitely be helpful if he doesn’t get the surgery. This is a Yankees team that has been pretty beat up all season, with Jeter, A-Rod, Youkilis, Granderson and others all on the disabled list.

This wrist injury is Teixeira’s second on the same wrist, so maybe surgery is the best option in this situation.

 

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