As expected, Tommy Hanson was placed the the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. He sustained the injury shortly before his scheduled Wednesday start in Detroit. An MRI on Thursday revealed just the strain and not a tear, which was positive news for Hanson. His DL stint has been backdated to June 20th so there is a slight chance that he could be ready to go when he is eligible on July 6th. The more realistic return date for Hanson will be sometime after the All Star break. This has been a difficult season for Hanson with two DL stints and he had to deal with a death in his family. He has only appeared in 9 games and pitched in 47.2 innings. At this point, Hanson should only be owned in deep mixed leagues and Al-Only leagues.
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.