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MLB notebook: Yankees' GM Cashman regrets berating A-Rod

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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
 

Brian Cashman said he regrets the words he used in an angry response to Alex Rodriguez's injury update on Twitter, but the Yankees general manager insists the team wants a healthy A-Rod back at third base as soon as possible.

Cashman said owner Hal Steinbrenner told him he spoke with Rodriguez on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla., and reiterated that injury information should be announced by the team not individual players on social media.

Just before the first pitch of New York's game Wednesday night against Texas, Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo told reporters that Rodriguez called Cashman around 5:30 p.m. and spoke with the GM and team president Randy Levine. Zillo said they spoke for nearly 30 minutes and everyone fully understands the protocol in place.

Teixeira to have season-ending surgery

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will have season-ending surgery on his right wrist. The Yankees said that the All-Star had an MRI with dye contrast and that team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad determined the torn tendon sheath had not adequately healed. A two-time All-Star, Teixeira was batting just .151 with three homers and 12 RBI in 53 at-bats.

BoSox's Buchholz halts bullpen session

Already out 212 weeks with a neck injury, Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz cut short a bullpen session Wednesday and was scheduled for a medical scan. Buchholz (9-0) has been on the disabled list since June 9 with a neck strain. With the team's cable network showing manager John Farrell and pitching coach Juan Nieves watching, Buchholz stopped throwing after about 18 pitches.

Indians activate Cabrera, cut McDonald

The Indians activated shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list and designated former Pirates infielder John McDonald for assignment. Cabrera strained his right quadriceps running out a grounder June 3. McDonald, 38, played in eight games with Cleveland and went 0 for 7.

Orioles' pitching prospect out for year

Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will have season-ending elbow ligament-replacement surgery Thursday, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. The procedure will end a frustrating season in which the right-hander never threw in a game. Selected fourth overall in the 2011 draft, Bundy made it to the big leagues with Baltimore last season and was expected to contribute again this year. But he developed arm soreness during spring training.

Extra bases

The White Sox placed third baseman Conor Gillaspie on the paternity leave list and recalled third baseman Brent Morel from Triple-A Charlotte. ... The Padres recalled left-hander Robbie Erlin from Triple-A Tucson and optioned right-handed Brad Bach to the minor league club.

 

 
 


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