Mark Teixeira left Saturday’s game with soreness in his right wrist

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Mark Teixeira left Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays after five innings with soreness in his right wrist, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports. Brendan Ryan took his spot at first base. Teixeira will be evaluated further by team physicians. Though the end of the season is on the horizon, Teixeira hopes to play through the injury, seeking a third cortisone injection.

This is not the first time Teixeira’s right wrist has acted up. He didn’t make his 2013 season debut until May 31 due to a partially torn tendon sheath in his right arm, and went back on the disabled list on June 16 with the same injury. He has been in and out of the lineup several times this season with wrist soreness.

Though Teixeira leads the Yankees with 21 home runs, the wrist injury has left the first baseman a shadow of his former self. Following his 0-for-2 performance on Saturday, he owns a .216/.317/.395 with 58 RBI on the season.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.