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Wrist surgery recommended for Teixeira

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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is facing surgery on his right wrist that likely would end his season, the team announced Wednesday.

The Yankees said in a release that Dr. Christopher Ahmad, the team physician, and several hand specialists recommended surgery to repair a tear of the tendon sheath after examining the wrist and seeing the results of a recent MRI.

The injury originally occurred during spring training while Teixeira was hitting off a tee in preparation for the World Baseball Classic. Teixeira returned to the Yankees on May 31 and reaggravated the wrist on June 15. He went back on the disabled list and a cortisone shot proved ineffective.

Limited to 15 games this season, the 33-year-old Teixeira is hitting .151 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 53 at-bats.

Teixeira, a two-time All-Star, is on a star-studded list of Yankees players -- Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Curstis Granderson and Kevin Youkilis -- who have missed most or all of the season with injuries.
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