Via Wally Matthews: Brian Cashman confirmed Mark Teixeira still has some discomfort in his right wrist even after receiving a cortisone shot last week. “He’s still experiencing soreness … We’re trying to work through it,” said the GM, who also acknowledged season-ending surgery remains a possibility.
Teixeira, 33, missed the first two months of the season with a tendon sheath injury and lasted barely two weeks before having to be placed back on the DL with inflammation. The surgery typically requires a six-month recovery time, which means they could delay the procedure until about mid-August to see if he can return this year without jeopardizing the start of 2014. Either way, the Yankees might want to start looking for a replacement for Lyle Overbay, who has cooled off considerably since April and is down to .243/.287/.437 (93 wRC+) on the year.