Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Yankees' Teixeira: Injury more serious than first reported

TAMPA — Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira says he has a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and didn't rule out missing up to two months of the season.

Teixeira rejoined New York at spring training Sunday after hurting his right wrist March 5 while with the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic. The injury initially was announced as a strained right wrist.

"The tendon is fine," Teixeira said. "That's the good thing. It's the sheath that holds the tendon over. … It's the little covering that holds the tendon in place. When you rotate your wrist, that tendon will snap in and out if the sheath is gone, and so the tendon sheath just got damaged a little bit, and we just want to make sure that the tendon is sitting in the groove right and it's stable."

Teixeira plans to start limited baseball drills in about a week.

NOVA LABORS: RHP Ivan Nova struggled in his latest bid for the Yankees' rotation, giving up four runs in five innings in an 11-9 victory over the Pirates.

Phils: Brown shining

CLEARWATER — Domonic Brown turned on an inside fastball and sent a towering drive out to rightfield. A few innings later, he made a diving catch on a sinking liner to left.

The former Pasco High standout is showing the potential that once made him an untouchable prospect on the Phillies.

Just don't tell him it's a make-or-break year.

"Make or break? I'm 25 years old," Brown said. "Maybe make or break with the Phillies because I don't know what they're thinking. But I don't worry about that. I just go out, have fun and play my game, play hard and that's it. And if I do go somewhere else, there's 29 other teams."

The Phillies have been waiting a couple of years to see Brown put it all together and prove he belongs. This spring he's doing that, hitting .375 (21-for-56) with four homers and nine RBIs.

HALLADAY ILL: RHP Roy Halladay left after one inning of a 5-3 over an Orioles' split squad because of a stomach virus.

Jays: Solid debut

DUNEDIN — RHP Casey Janssen took a positive step in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, retiring four Phillies minor-leaguers on 16 pitches in his first game action this spring.

Janssen, Toronto's closer last season, told mlb.com that everything went well, but he remained cautious.

"I have my good days," he told the website. "I have some not-amazing days. But hopefully those are becoming less and less. I'm getting there."

MORROW HAMMERED: RHP Brandon Morrow gave up seven runs, six earned, and seven hits in 42/3 innings in an 11-2 loss to the Astros.

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