Teixeira says wrist is OK, returned to lineup

With all of the injuries the Yankees have had lately, they could hardly afford to lose Mark Teixeira. Unfortunately that’s exactly what happened to start the week after he re-aggravated his wrist making a diving play in the field Monday.

By Friday he was back out there against the Mariners, playing the field and going 1-for-4 at the plate.

“There’s no structural damage so there’s not much to have to heal other than inflammation getting out,” Teixeira told Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger. “That’s what the cortisone’s for. The cortisone and the rest, that’s a good combination.”

“It’s just a little soreness you got to take care of and I think that’s where we are,” Teixeira said.

Teixeira initially injured the wrist while swinging at a pitch on Saturday against the Red Sox, but tried to play through it. It’s good to have him back, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get a few extra off days in the next week or two.

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