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Comparing and Contrasting Mark Teixeira’s Wrist Injury to Jose Bautista’s

March 6, doctors reportedly diagnosed New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira's right wrist injury as an extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendon strain, drawing comparisons to Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista's 2012 injury (h/t Bryan Hoch, MLB.com).

Now, the similarities may run even deeper. Contrasting previous statements, ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews reported on Sunday that Teixeira's injury is not actually an ECU tendon strain but rather a partially torn tendon sheath—the exact same diagnosis Bautista received last year (h/t Stephania Bell, ESPN).

Yet while Bautista's injury ultimately required season-ending surgery to reconstruct the sheath, Matthews' report states the Yankees do not yet expect Teixeira's new diagnosis to necessitate ...

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