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.