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Yankees say DL looks likely for Teixeira

NEW YORK — Slumping Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira could be sidelined a while longer because of his ailing right wrist.

"I haven't done anything, but I'm leaning toward the disabled list," GM Brian Cashman said Monday.

Teixeira, 33, missed the first 53 games with a wrist injury. The All-Star slugger is hitting .151 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 53 at-bats.

Teixeira returned to New York and got a cortisone shot Sunday. Cashman said he probably wouldn't be able to play for at least a week.

Teixeira and the Yankees talked before the season about surgery but decided against it. Cashman said he had "no regrets" about trying to heal the injury without an operation.

"Is it something that's going to force him to have surgery? I can't rule any of that out," Cashman said.

Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long recently said the switch-hitting Teixeira seemed to be having more trouble swinging left-handed. Teixeira is 3-for-35 (.086) as a lefty.

Cashman said he wasn't mad at Long but sounded a bit miffed, saying Long hadn't reported that problem to the medical staff or front office.

TIGERS DL TWO: Detroit placed RHP Anibal Sanchez and C Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list. Sanchez is expected to miss two starts because of a strained right shoulder, and Avila has a bruised left forearm.

GIANTS: RHP Ryan Vogelsong plans to have his surgically repaired pitching hand re-examined today with the hope of taking another step in his recovery. Vogelsong broke two bones in his right pinkie area and dislocated a knuckle on a swing May 20.

INDIANS: 1B Nick Swisher will miss the next few games because of a sore left shoulder. Manager Terry Francona said Swisher received a cortisone shot after an MRI exam revealed no structural damage.

METS: RHP Zack Wheeler, considered the team's top pitching prospect, is set to make his big-league debut tonight in a doubleheader nightcap. … Manager Terry Collins, who last week ruled out moving Lucas Duda from the outfield to first base after Ike Davis was demoted, reversed course and moved Duda to first.

ORIOLES: LHP Zach Britton is expected to start tonight in place of former Rays RHP Jason Hammel, who has a stomach virus but isn't expected to go on the disabled list.

PHILLIES: C Carlos Ruiz, who has been out since May 19 with a right hamstring strain, is expected to be activated by the end of the week.

RANGERS: DH Lance Berkman, hitting .192 over the past 21 games, sat out for a second straight game.

REDS: Rookie LHP Tony Cingrani, who has a 3.15 ERA in seven starts filling in during RHP Johnny Cueto's two disabled list stints, will move to the bullpen with Cueto back in the rotation, manager Dusty Baker said.

ROCKIES: Veteran RHP Roy Oswalt is expected to join the rotation Thursday. Oswalt, 35, has a 2.16 ERA in five starts at Double-A Tulsa.

Yankees say DL looks likely for Teixeira 06/17/13 [Last modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 9:18pm]
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