Yankees may place Mark Teixeira on DL after all

Mark Teixeira may need a stay on the DL after all. Credit: Getty Images
Mark Teixeira may need a stay on the DL after all.
Credit: Getty Images

One day after the Yankees said they weren’t planning to place Mark Teixeira on the disabled list with his reaggravated wrist injury, they’ve taken a slightly more negative tone.

Brian Cashman spoke to reporters on a conference call Monday and said they may need to give Teixeira more than a few days off.

“I’m leaning, personally, toward a disabled list there,” Cashman said.

An MRI on Sunday showed no further tear to the right wrist sheath which kept Teixeira out for two months. He already received a cortisone shot to treat inflammation. Initially it was believed he would not need to go on the 15-day DL.

The Yankees intentionally kept Lyle Overbay on the roster when Teixeira came back on May 31, just in case they needed him to spell Teixeira at first base. Overbay was thrown into the outfield, despite no experience, just to keep him on the roster.

Teixeira has struggled since his return from the DL. He went 1-of-9 in his first three games, but then hit three homers in four games and it appeared as if he was finding his groove despite the lack of spring training at-bats. But since hitting the last of those three home runs on June 6 he was just 3-for-31 with nine strikeouts.

After being removed from last Saturday’s game, hitting coach Kevin Long told reporters he did not think Teixeira had looking right since his return. Those comments drew some annoyance from Cashman on Monday.

“It is alarming that K-Long would say that to the group of reporters, but he has never said that prior to that,” Cashman said. “This is a lot of times how things work out when things go bad, things get said. If K-Long felt that way, we should have heard that from K-Long.”

Cashman did say he was not mad at Long, however.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.


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