Mark Teixeira's Season Is Over

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The New York Yankees announced Thursday that Mark Teixeira will have surgery to repair a partially-torn tendon sheath in his right wrist. Teixeira is one of several stars currently on the disabled list for the Yankees, but the first to be officially ruled out for the rest of 2013. Teixeira originally suffered the injury, a torn tendon sheath, back in March while he was preparing to play in the World Baseball Classic. He missed the first 53 games of the regular season before making his first start on May 31 and played in just 15 games. He was shut down again ten days ago because of wrist inflammation and he received a cortisone shot, but still did not feel good enough to play. Teixeira will require 4 to 6 months to rehab.   

 NEWS & NOTES

  • Jordan Zimmerman won his 11th game on Wednesday night in the Nationals 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Zimmerman allowed two runs in the first inning and then settled down and pitched seven innings. Zimmerman is now 11-3 with a 2.28 ERA and he will take on the Brewers in his next start Monday.
  • Mike Trout went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the Angels 7-4 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. The home run was Trout's 13th and he has 51 RBI on the year.
  • Tommy Hanson (forearm) was scratched before his start Wednesday night in Detroit and he is expected to land on the disabled list. Billy Buckner made the emergency start for the Angels last night and threw 65-pitches and was apart of a great effort from the bullpen in a victory over the Tigers.
  • Jedd Gyorko suffered a setback on Wednesday night during a rehab game when he aggravated his strained right groin at Double-A San Antonio on Wednesday. He was originally slated to return to the Padres on Friday, but that is not going to happen. Gyorko has been on the disabled list since June 10th.
  • Scott Kazmir (back) left Wednesday's start against the Orioles with back spasms. It does not appear to be serious because Kazmir was able to continue to pitch in the game before being taken out as a precaution.
  • Bryce Harper (knee) homered in three at-bats before leaving his rehab start with High-A Potomac on Wednesday. Harper left the game after fouling a ball off his foot, but it does not appear to be a serious injury.
  • R.A. Dickey looked like the 2012 version on Wednesday in Tampa Bay. Dickey limited the Rays to just two hits and a walk in a complete-game shutout. This was Dickey's first complete game of the season. Last year, he had five complete games.
  • Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer as the Indians rallied to defeat the Orioles 4-3 on Wednesday night.
  • Shaun Marcum threw a gem on Wednesday night as he pitched eight scoreless innings to earn his first win of the season, as the Mets shutout the White Sox 3-0.
  • David Price announced Wednesday night that he is ready to return to the Rays rotation after throwing five two-hit innings on Wednesday night at Class-A Charlotte. Now its up to the Rays to decide to activate Price.