“He’s still experiencing soreness,” general manager Brian Cashman told ESPN New York. “We’re trying to work through it.”
As he’s said since Teixeira was injured during spring training, Cashman acknowledged that it’s still possible Teixeira will eventually need season-ending surgery, but the Yankees are clearly hopeful that it won’t come to that. An MRI last Sunday revealed nothing more serious than inflammation in the wrist. It showed that Teixeira’s tendon sheath — which had been torn — was not damaged.
The injury has basically affected Teixeira only while batting left-handed, but the Yankees have resisted the idea of using him as a platoon player or strictly right-handed hitter.
“I would think that if it’s something that is going to prevent him from playing, that would make him a part time player, I’d rather he just go get it fixed,” Cashman said last week.