Friday, December 15, 2017
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Teixeira ailing again

NEW YORK — Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira left Saturday's game against the Twins because of more inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist and is expected to miss at least ntwo games.

New York manager Joe Girardi said that he noticed Teixeira wasn't swinging well and pulled him in the sixth inning of a 3-1 win. Teixeira missed three games last week at St. Louis because of soreness in his wrist and returned to the lineup Friday night.

"Couple more days off, we'll see where we're at," Girardi said. "Our feeling, right now, is that it's going to be short term."

Girardi also said that RHP Michael Pineda would be shut down "for a while" because of inflammation in his ailing back. Pineda has been on the disabled list since May 6.

Pineda was supposed to pitch this weekend in extended spring training in Florida, but an MRI exam showed the problem.

"It's not the news we wanted," Girardi said.

Pineda is 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA in four starts. He was suspended for 10 games this year for using pine tar to get a better grip on his pitches.

ANGELS: CF Mike Trout was scratched because of upper back stiffness.

MARLINS: RH reliever Carter Capps, on the disabled list with a right elbow sprain, is scheduled to see noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews on Wednesday.

NATIONALS: 3B Ryan Zimmerman was scheduled to play five innings in leftfield in his second rehab game with Class A Potomac. Zimmerman has never played the outfield in the majors or minors.

RED SOX: 2B Dustin Pedroia sat out of the game against the Rays with a right hand injury suffered Friday. X-rays were negative.

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