MLB notebook: Teixeira hits pool as part of rehab
• Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira took his first swings — in a pool — as he ramps up his rehabilitation from a wrist injury. Teixeira said the progression to playing in rehab games will be a slow one, but he still hopes to be ready within the initial prognosis of eight-to-10 weeks for recovery from a partially torn sheath in his right wrist.
• Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was held out of the starting lineup for a third straight game Wednesday with a sore back and has not been able to swing a bat since the weekend, manager John Gibbons said.
• The Indians placed center fielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list with a cut finger. He's batting .333 with two homers and two RBI in 10 games.
• Red Sox manager John Farrell said he's not ready to guarantee former Pirate Joel Hanrahan (hamstring) will regain the closer job when he returns from the disabled list. “I don't think we're sitting here today ready to make that claim,” Farrell said.
• The Brewers signed right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez, to a minor league deal. Rodriguez, 31, played for Milwaukee the last year and a half. He pitched in 78 games last season, going 2-7 with three saves and a 4.38 ERA. Rodriguez set the single-season saves record with 62 in 2008 with the Angels.
• Astros bullpen coach Jeff Murphy sustained injuries to his left leg and knee when a protective screen fell on him before Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Murphy was throwing batting practice when a heavy gust of wind blew the screen over, pinning Murphy's leg underneath.
— Wire reports
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