Yankees' Teixeira returns to DL

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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira returned to the disabled list Tuesday, with a right wrist injury suffered against the Los Angeles Angels.

Teixeira took two at-bats Saturday before he asked to be removed from the game. Less than two hours later, he was on a flight to New York, where he saw the Yankees' team physician. He was diagnosed with inflammation in his right wrist -- not directly related to the torn tendon sheath in the wrist that forced him to miss the first 53 games of the season.

General manager Brian Cashman told reporters Monday that Teixeira needs rest before he's ready for baseball-related activity.

"The inflammation should go away, but it's going to take some time," manager Joe Girardi told reporters. "He's not a player for at least a couple days."

Teixeira had gone hitless in his previous 12 at-bats before leaving Saturday's game, and was in a 3-for-31 slide. He had batted .151 in 15 games since he returning from the DL, though his three home runs and 12 RBIs gave the Yankees hope that his wrist was 100 percent.

Pitcher Adam Warren was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill Teixeira's spot on the roster.
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