|Yankees put 1B Mark Teixeira back on disabled list|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:56|
The team made the move Tuesday before playing the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Teixeira missed the first 53 games of the season because of an injury to his wrist. The switch-hitting first baseman got off to an encouraging start when he returned but has slumped to a .151 average with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 53 at-bats.
He left the team during its recent West Coast trip, went back to New York and received a cortisone shot Sunday. General manager Brian Cashman said Monday that Teixeira probably would be sidelined at least a week, and he was leaning toward putting the slugger on the DL.