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Yankees' Teixeira out 8-10 weeks

TAMPA — 1B Mark Teixeira will to be out at least until early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the Yankees.

"It's a tough loss," GM Brian Cashman said Wednesday.

Teixeira, who will miss eight to 10 weeks, was hurt swinging a bat Tuesday in an indoor cage. He was expected to be out eight to 10 days, but team doctors in New York found more serious damage.

Cashman said Teixeira will rest for four weeks before beginning rehabilitation. He will remain in New York, and not rejoin the team in Florida, to start his recovery program.

Cashman does not seem inclined to move Kevin Youkilis from third to first. Youkilis was signed in December to fill in for 3B Alex Rodriguez, who will be out until at least the All-Star break after left hip surgery.

"Third base is very difficult," Cashman said. "First is always easier to fill than third."

Internal options at first include former Ray Dan Johnson. Cashman ruled out having DH Travis Hafner play the field.

HUGHES IMPROVING: Yankees RHP Phil Hughes said he is set to throw off a mound Saturday for the first time since being sidelined by a bulging disc in his upper back three weeks ago.

GAME DETAILS: Yankees RHP Hiroki Kuroda slowed the heavy-hitting Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team, allowing two hits in three scoreless innings in an 8-2 loss.

Phils: Getting chippy

CLEARWATER — Roy Halladay says he wasn't throwing at Tyler Moore after Stephen Strasburg hit Chase Utley with a pitch. Then again, the Phillies ace didn't dismiss the idea of throwing a payback pitch.

Halladay threw behind Moore an inning after Strasburg, the Nationals ace, hit Utley during Philadelphia's 6-3 victory.

"It slipped," Halladay said of his pitch. "I mean, really, I think that's not necessarily the case but we do need to protect our guys to an extent. I'm not saying that's what happened. … I don't think you want to do it but, you know, it wouldn't have been the worst thing had it got him after getting one of our good guys."

Strasburg said he had trouble gripping the ball on a cold, windy day, which affected his offspeed pitches. He hit Utley with a fastball.

"I don't have any reason to throw at him, do I?" he said. "I mean, I don't understand why they would think I was throwing at him. … It's spring training."

YOUNG HEALING: Phillies OF Delmon Young is progressing faster than expected from offseason microfracture surgery on his ankle and was cleared for light baseball activities.

Jays: Rasmus ready

LAKELAND — CF Colby Rasmus, wout since Feb. 27 with a sore right shoulder, is expected to return to the Blue Jays lineup today against the Orioles.

Rasmus, who has played in three games this spring, went through a full day of workouts, taking batting practice and going through light fielding drills.

BOUNCING BACK: RHP Brandon Morrow allowed an unearned run in two innings of a 4-1 loss to the Tigers and said he felt fine after being roughed up in his first spring outing. "I just wanted to throw for strikes," he said. "I'm feeling closer to going for more speed."

.area camps

Blue Jays

Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin

Tickets: (727) 733-0429, bluejays.com

Today: at Orioles, Sarasota, 1:05

Phillies

Bright House Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater

Tickets: (727) 467-4457, phillies.com

Today: vs. Twins (ss), 1:05

Yankees

Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive (corner Martin Luther King and Dale Mabry), Tampa

Tickets: (813) 879-2244, yankees.com

Today: at Cardinals, Jupiter, 1:05

Yankees' Teixeira out 8-10 weeks 03/06/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 9:51pm]
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