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MLB Injury News:
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was cleared to
resume swinging a bat Tuesday, and he was scheduled to take “dry swings”
yesterday as he continues to approach a return from his wrist injury, according
to Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger.
Teixeira has been out since spring training after he injured
the tendon sheath in his right wrist. Tuesday he took cuts in the pool, an
activity that reduces the stress on the slugger’s wrist. He was expected to
begin taking swings on dry land yesterday – 20 from each side of the plate.
The Yankees and Teixeira are “checking off” different boxes
as he continues to near his season debut. He still hopes to be back in eight
weeks, but he understands that it could be a bit longer than that depending on
how the remainder of his recovery goes.
Teixeira has checked dry swings off his list. Next, he’ll
target swinging off a tee, soft toss, indoor batting practice and finally
outdoor batting practice. The Yankees are taking things slow with the veteran,
since there is still a chance that he could ultimately require season-ending
surgery on his ailing wrist.
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