Slumping Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira could be sidelined a while longer because of his ailing right wrist.
"I haven't done anything, but I'm leaning toward the disabled list," New York general manager Brian Cashman said Monday on a conference call.
Teixeira missed the first 53 games of the season because of a wrist injury. The All-Star slugger is hitting just .151 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 53 at-bats.
The 33-year-old Teixeira left the team during its recent West Coast trip, returned to New York and got a cortisone shot Sunday. Cashman said Teixeira probably wouldn't be able to play for at least a week.
Teixeira and the Yankees talked before the season about surgery, but decided against it. Cashman said he had "no regrets" about trying to heal the injury without an operation.
"Is it something that's going to force him to have surgery? I can't rule any of that out," Cashman said.
Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long ...