Originally written June 24, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
When the New York Yankees signed first baseman Lyle Overbay at the end of Spring Training, the rumor was that they would release him when Mark Teixeira returned from his wrist injury. It now appears that Overbay could possibly be the permanent first baseman for the remainder of the season. ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews reports that Teixeira still has a lot of pain in his inflamed right wrist one full week after he received a cortisone shot to reduce the pain. Teixeira initially tore a tendon in the wrist during Spring Training, and he also dropped out of the World Baseball Classic as a result. He returned on May 31 for 15 games, in which he hit .151 with 3 HR and 12 RBI. He last played on June 15 before landing back on the disabled list. The possibility of season-ending surgery exists. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman did not call it definite but, rather, a strong possibility. Cashman told Matthews that all involved will try to work through the soreness before declaring surgery necessary. Teixeira did not want to discuss the matter with reporters on Sunday. Meanwhile, Overbay has done a very serviceable job for the Yankees. Entering play on June 24, Overbay has hit .243 with 8 HR and 33 RBI, putting him on a pace similar to Teixeira's 2012 production of .251, 24 HR, and 84 RBI. The Yankees enter play on June 24 in third place in the A.L. East at 41-34, 2.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox and a half game behind the Baltimore Orioles. They have accomplished this with a roster that has missed Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Francisco Cervelli for all or most of the season. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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