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Mark Teixeira could be out until June in a worst-case scenario

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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Teixeira could miss the first two months of the season. (USATSI)

Back on March 6, we learned Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had a wrist injury and would miss eight to 10 weeks. On Sunday, Teixeira revealed it could be even worse than that.

The tendon sheath issue is what ended Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista's season last year. A June return, however, would be a worst-case scenario type thing. Teixeira is just being cautious.

"This is something that if I come back early, I'm not going to be very good and I can blow it out and risk surgery, and then I'm gone the whole year," Teixeira said (via AP). "The good thing is it's nothing major, nothing where I'm missing a whole season."

Teixeira, 32, hit .251/.332/.475 with 24 homers and 84 RBI in 123 games last season. In his previous three seasons with the Yankees he hit at least 33 homers and drove home at least 108 runs each season.

After signing outfielder Brennan Boesch on Friday, it appears the Yankees are ready to move forward with Juan Rivera at first base until Teixeira can return, though they could still add a first baseman or third baseman -- in which case, Kevin Youkilis would go to first. They tried to coax Derrek Lee out of retirement and have even been mentioned in rumors with Chipper Jones and Scott Rolen.

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