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MLB roundup: Teixeira headed back to disabled list

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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is headed back to the disabled list, general manager Brian Cashman said Monday.

Teixeira took two at-bats Saturday at Los Angeles before he asked to be pulled from the game against the Angels by manager Joe Girardi.

Less than two hours later, Teixeira was on a flight headed to New York, where he saw the Yankees' team physician Sunday. Teixeira was diagnosed with inflammation in his right wrist -- not directly related to the torn tendon sheath in the wrist that kept him on the disabled list for the first two months of the season. He received a cortisone injection, and he'll be re-evaluated early this week.

Cashman echoed Monday what Girardi foreshadowed over the weekend, saying Teixeira requires rest before he's ready for baseball-related activity.

Teixeira was hitless in his last 12 at-bats before being pulled Saturday, leaving him in a 3-for-31 slide (.091) during his past nine games.

---The Detroit Tigers placed right-handed starter Anibal Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list.

Sanchez, who has a shoulder strain in his throwing arm, is 6-5 with a 2.76 ERA.

Avila was injured Sunday when he was hit on his left forearm by a pitch.

The club recalled outfielder Avisail Garcia and catcher Bryan Holaday from Class AAA Toledo.

Sanchez's spot in the rotation will be taken by Jose Alvarez, perhaps for two starts.

---Oakland A's owner Lew Wolff apologized to the Seattle Mariners and complained to Major League Baseball about O.co Coliseum conditions.

The apology and complaints came a day after a raw sewage leak forced the A's and visiting Seattle Mariners to shower together in the Oakland Raiders' clubhouse inside the coliseum.

Mariners manager Eric Wedge had to hold his postgame press conference in a hallway because his office was overrun with sewage.

"If we keep this up the next few months, I'll start to get cocky," Wolff told USA Today. "It's all a bunch of crap. It's a sad situation. I'm not the one in charge of raw sewage. Then again, maybe I am."

--- New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will face live pitching on Tuesday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

Rodriguez has been sidelined all year with a hip problem, and this would be the first time he would face live pitching this season.

If the session goes well, he may begin a rehab assignment soon. If there are no setbacks, Rodriguez could be ready to return to the Yankees in about three or four weeks.

---Roy Oswalt, who signed a minor-league contract with the Colorado Rockies on May 2, is nearly ready to join the Rockies rotation.

The Denver Post reported that he is likely to make his Rockies debut on Thursday against the Nationals in Washington.

The 35-year-old Oswalt has made five starts in the minors and has a 2.16 ERA at the Double-A level. He pitched 8 1/3 shutout innings in his most recent start on Friday.

--- Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants and Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals are the top vote-getters ffor the National League All-Star team in the latest results released Sunday night.

However, both are catchers, so only one can be in the starting lineup.

Posey is has the most votes with 2,606,434, and Molina is next at 2,543,588. No other NL catcher as more than 1 million.

The All-Star team will be unveiled on Sunday, July 7, and the All-Star Game is scheduled for July 16 at Citi Field in New York on July 16.
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