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FILE - Alex Rodriguez, right, seen in this May 6, 2013 file photo and the New York Yankees are not seeing eye to eye on his hip injury. The star third baseman tweeted Tuesday night June 25, 2013 that his hip surgeon has cleared him to play in rehabilitation games, a move that angered Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, seen in this March 6, 2009 file photo, according to ESPN.com. (AP Photo/File)
Teixeira out for season, Yanks discuss A-Rod drama
MLB » Cashman also regrets outburst at Rodriguez, while ARod has heart-to-heart.
First Published Jun 27 2013 08:49 am • Last Updated Jun 28 2013 12:09 am

New York • Mark Teixeira is out for the season. Brian Cashman regrets his outburst. Alex Rodriguez has a heart-to-heart with owner Hal Steinbrenner.

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Happy birthday, Derek Jeter.

On a wild day in Yankees land, with big news coming out of New York — and the weight room in Tampa, Fla. — baseball’s most storied franchise paraded three prominent figures in front of a microphone at Yankee Stadium for 45 minutes worth of press conferences Wednesday to discuss a myriad of team issues.

Group therapy? Not really.

Damage control? You bet.


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The most disappointing development for the Yankees concerned Teixeira, who will have season-ending surgery on his right wrist, probably early next week.

The club announced that the switch-hitting first baseman had an MRI with dye contrast and team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad determined that Teixeira’s torn tendon sheath had not adequately healed. Three hand specialists concurred, and the two-time All-Star said he was told he should be 100 percent healthy six months after surgery.

"It’s very tough, especially in a season where the team could probably use me," Teixeira said, batting second in the news conference lineup between manager Joe Girardi and Cashman.

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 and got off to a strong start but 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.

"I usually respond very well to cortisone shots," Teixeira said. "When it didn’t work and it wasn’t getting any better, I knew it was probably going to be bad news."

Toronto slugger Jose Bautista, limited to four at-bats after July 16 last year because of a similar injury, had surgery last Sept. 4 and was ready for spring training.

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