Mark Teixeira‘s season appears to be over.
The Yankees announced that following a recent MRI with dye contrast performed on the first baseman’s ailing right wrist, surgery has been recommended by team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad, along with hand specialist Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser and two other New York-based hand specialists, Dr. Michelle Carlson from the Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Keith Raskin from NYU.
The doctors all confirmed that the torn tendon sheath Teixeira suffered during the World Baseball Classic has not adequately healed.
Teixeira left the game on June 15 after complaining of weakness in the wrist. He received a cortisone injection the following day, but the shot failed to make much of an impact.
Teixeira homered in three of his first seven games after returning from the disabled list on May 31, giving him the confidence that the torn tendon sheath had healed. Since hitting a home run in Seattle on June 6, Teixeira went 3-for-31 over the next nine games, a paltry .091 average. Overall, he hit .151/.270/.340 in 15 games.
Teixeira is expected to speak with reporters on Wednesday afternoon at the Stadium.