MLB Notebook: Yanks' Teixeira has partially torn tendon sheath
BY Associated Press
Monday, March 18, 2013
3/18/13 at 3:53 AM
Mark Teixeira says he has a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and didn't rule out missing up to two months of the regular season.
The first baseman rejoined the New York Yankees at spring training Sunday after getting hurt March 5 while with the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic. The injury initially was announced as a strained wrist.
"The tendon is fine," Teixeira said. "That's the good thing."
Teixeira plans to start limited baseball drills in about a week and is optimistic that surgery will not be necessary.
He was hurt while swinging a weighted bat left-handed off a tee in an indoor cage during pregame warmups with the U.S. at the World Baseball Classic. The Yankees have said Teixeira will be out until at least May.
Greinke throws for first time since March 11: Zack Greinke has thrown off a mound for the first time since the Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander was shut down March 11 with inflammation in his right elbow. Greinke threw 38 pitches Sunday and said he felt good. The session was his first since his right elbow was injected in Los Angeles with plasma rich in platelets. He said he threw all of his pitches.
Greinke, who signed a six-year, $147 million contract Dec. 9, is projected to be the Dodgers' No. 2 starter. But it's not clear whether he'll be ready for his first scheduled start April 2 against San Francisco at Dodger Stadium.
"I'm assuming it's going to be fine and that I'm on track," he said. "But I'm not sure."
Wright has no regrets about WBC, injury: David Wright wanted to make it clear that playing in the World Baseball Classic had nothing to do with the rib injury that could cause him to miss opening day for the Mets.
"You can get hurt in spring training. You can get hurt before spring training," Wright said Sunday. "Playing baseball, there are some risks that comes along with that, whether it's in Port St. Lucie, Arizona or Miami. There's risk," Wright said. "The torquing, twisting and turning - I mean, it's just part of the game and it happens. It's not because of the tournament."
Mets manager Terry Collins expressed concern that Wright will not be ready for opening day. Wright said he is unsure of whether or not he will be able to play in the April 1 opener against San Diego at Citi Field.
"That's looking to predict the future. I can't do that and I won't do that because it's the first day I've been back in camp," Wright said. "One thing I don't want to do is do something and come back sooner than I should."