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.
Hanley Ramirez won the batting title in 2009 and the way he looks at the plate these days resembles that kind of production. Ramirez has not played alot this year, but when he has been able to play, he has been really good. Ramirez singled and hit a two-run homer in Tuesday’s 6-5 win over the Giants. In 2009, three years after his Rookie of the Year season, Ramirez batted .342. Then, the mileage started catching up to him with multiple injuries that consisted of shoulder, lower back pain, and most recently hamstring issues. But those injuries are quickly becoming old news and Ramirez is looking like that guy that won the batting title four years ago. Ramirez has a hit in each of his last eight games and has four home runs while driving in 10 runs over that stretch. Overall, he’s now batting .361 with five homers and 13 RBI over 61 at-bats this season.