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Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira has right wrist surgery

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NEW YORK (AP)

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has had surgery to repair the tendon sheath in his right wrist.

The Yankees said Tuesday that the switch-hitter had the operation Monday at NYU Hospital. The surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Raskin and ''went as planned.''

The team has previously said Teixeira will miss the rest of the season.

Teixeira was injured in early March preparing for the World Baseball Classic with Team USA. He returned May 31 after missing 53 games. He got off to a good start before slumping to a .151 average with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 53 at-bats.

The five-time Gold Glove winner last played June 15 when he took himself out of a game against the Los Angeles Angels.

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