Mark Teixeira acknowledges he might be out until June

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The bad news keeps pouring out of Yankees camp.

According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Mark Teixeira told reporters the injury to his right wrist involves the tendon sheath and acknowledged that the new diagnosis means he “could miss all of May.”

Teixeira injured his right wrist a little less than two weeks ago while hitting in a cage before Team USA’s exhibition game against the White Sox — prior to the opening of the 2013 World Baseball Classic. It’s the same type of injury that cost Toronto slugger Jose Bautista a large chunk of the 2012 season, and it’s also the type of injury can linger for years unless taken care of surgically.

Teixeira, 32, batted .251/.332/.475 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI in 123 games last season. He is owed $90 million over the next four years. Juan Rivera appears likely to fill in at first base for the Yanks early on.

Ronald Acuña leaves Sunday’s game with knee and lower back pain

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Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña exited Sunday afternoon’s game against the Red Sox due to knee and lower back pain, the club announced. Acuña stumbled after crossing the first base bag attempting to beat out a ground ball in the top of the seventh inning. Here’s video of the play:

The injury looked worse than vague knee and lower back pain. Acuña will certainly undergo testing and the Braves should provide more information on his status later tonight or on Monday.

Acuña went 1-for-3 with a walk before exiting. In his first 129 major league plate appearances, he’s hitting .265/.326/.453 with five home runs, 13 RBI, and 19 runs scored.