New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will have season-ending surgery on his right wrist.
The Yankees said Wednesday that the All-Star had an MRI with dye contrast and that team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad determined the torn tendon sheath had not adequately healed. New York said hand specialists Drs. Melvin Rosenwasser of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Michelle Carlson of the Hospital for Special Surgery and Keith Raskin of the New York University School of Medicine school concurred in the diagnosis.
Recovery time for the surgery is projected at six months.
Teixeira was hurt while hitting off a tee March 5, when he was with the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic. He made his season debut May 31, then came out of a game June 15 because of inflammation. He went back on the disabled list and did not respond to a cortisone shot.
A two-time All-Star, Teixeira was batting just .151 with three homers and 12 RBI in 53 at-bats.
Buchholz to have medical scan
Already out 2½ weeks with a neck injury, Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz cut short a bullpen session Wednesday and was scheduled for a medical scan.
Buchholz (9-0) has been on the disabled list since June 9 with a neck strain. With the team’s cable network showing manager John Farrell and pitching coach Juan Nieves watching, Buchholz stopped throwing after about 18 pitches.
The Red Sox activated right-hander Clayton Mortensen from the 15-day disabled list after optioning right-hander Pedro Beato to Triple-A the previous night. Mortensen had been placed on the DL on June 11 with a strained right groin.
Around the leagues
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from a rehab assignment and activated him from the 15-day disabled list. The Pirates optioned reliever Duke Welker to Indianapolis. … Baltimore Orioles’ pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will have elbow ligament-replacement surgery on Thursday. The procedure will end a frustrating season in which the right-hander never threw in a game. … The Chicago White Sox placed third baseman Conor Gillaspie on the paternity leave list and recalled third baseman Brent Morel from Triple-A Charlotte.