Mark Teixeira has pulled out of the World Baseball Classic and is on his way back to New York. The Yankees announced that Teixeira has a right wrist strain. He will be evaluated in New York tomorrow and will be seeing Yankees' team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad along with Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser.
He suffered the injury while hitting a ball of a tee during earlier today during practice prior to Team U.S.A.'s scheduled exhibition game with the Chicago White Sox. X-Rays were taken right away and were negative. The Yankees said Teixeira will have more tests tomorrow.
Teixeira joins a growing list of Yankee players who are making their way back from injuries this Spring. CC Sabathia, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter are all coming back from offseason surgeries, Phil Hughes is battling a bulging disc in his back and Curtis Granderson is out until at least May with a fractured forearm.