Thomson ReutersMarch 5, 2013 20:46
March 5 (The Sports Xchange) - A strained right forearm will keep New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira from playing in the World Baseball Classic for Team USA.
Teixeira was injured while hitting off a tee in Glendale, Arizona before an exhibition game Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox, X-rays were negative, but he will be sidelined seven to 10 days, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com in Florida that Teixeira felt discomfort in his right hand and wrist and said more tests are planned.