Yankees' Teixeira out with sore wrist; Longer 'shut down' for Pineda
Mark Teixeira, in a 5-for-32 slump, is hitting .242 with 25 RBI, but leads New York with nine homers.
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NEW YORK — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Saturday's game against Minnesota because of more inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist, and is expected to miss two games.
New York manager Joe Girardi said he noticed Teixeira wasn't swinging well and pulled him in the sixth inning of a 3-1 win. Teixeira missed three games this week at St. Louis because of soreness in his wrist and returned to the lineup Friday night.
''Couple more days off, we'll see where we're at,'' Girardi said.
''Our feeling, right now, is that it's going to be short term,'' he said.
Teixeira struck out and grounded out, leaving him in a 5-for-32 slump. He is hitting .242 with 25 RBI and a team-leading nine home runs.
The 34-year-old Teixeira was on the 15-day disabled list in April because of a strained right hamstring.