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Teixeira out up to 2 weeks

BOSTON — The news wasn't the "worst-case" scenario Mark Teixeira and the Yankees feared, but it was far from a best-case.

An MRI exam on Monday showed that the first baseman, who was seen by team physician Christopher Ahmad, would be "unavailable to play for 10-14 days" because of an "irritation of his Grade 1 left calf strain."

The aggravation of the injury, which originally occurred Aug. 27 against the Blue Jays and had healed to about "80 percent" according to Teixeira, took place on the final play of Saturday night's 5-4 loss to the Orioles in Baltimore when he grounded into a game-ending 4-6-3 double play. (Replays showed he was safe at first base.)

Teixeira, trying to protect the calf, dived into first.

"All game, it didn't feel right, but when I had to bust it down the line on that last play, it wasn't going to allow me to go," Teixeira said after Sunday's game.

The Yankees start a three-game series against the Red Sox tonight at Fenway Park then host the Rays for a key three-game series starting Friday. They'll make do the same way they did during the 10-game stretch Teixeira missed, with Nick Swisher getting most of the starts at first. Steve Pearce will also see time there, and Eric Chavez is an option.

MCCARTHY IMPROVING: Athletics RHP Brandon McCarthy has walked a few steps and is making encouraging progress in his recovery from surgery after getting hit in the head by a line drive last week. A's trainer Nick Paparesta said that McCarthy seems likely to leave the hospital soon.

CLEMENS COMEBACK: Astros owner Jim Crane said there's a possibility 50-year-old RHP Roger Clemens will pitch for Houston this season. Clemens has pitched eight scoreless innings in two starts for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. He's scheduled to be on the Hall of Fame ballot this year, but a major-league appearance would delay his eligibility for another five years.

BERKMAN DONE: Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman will have season-ending surgery on his troublesome right knee today, the team announced. Berkman, 36, has indicated that he might retire after the season.

ANGELS: RHP Jered Weaver, who skipped a turn in the rotation because of right biceps tendinitis, is set to start Thursday against the Athletics.

BRAVES: Rookie SS Andrelton Simmons, who had missed two months with a fractured right pinkie finger, was activated from the 15-day disabled list and placed in the starting lineup.

PHILLIES: 1B Darin Ruf, who led the minors with 38 home runs, was called up from Double-A Reading.

RANGERS: RHP Roy Oswalt, who left Sunday's start against the Rays after two innings with right flexor muscle soreness, told the Dallas Morning News that he expects to be fine in two or three days.

REDS: RH reliever Nick Masset, who has been out all season because of multiple injuries, had shoulder surgery over the weekend. He's expected to be ready for spring training.

WHITE SOX: RHP Gavin Floyd, out since Aug. 26 with a flexor strain in his pitching elbow, is expected to come off the disabled list and start Wednesday night against the Tigers.

Teixeira out up to 2 weeks 09/10/12 [Last modified: Monday, September 10, 2012 9:37pm]
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