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MLB notebook: Wrist woes sideline 1B Teixeira

| Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8:09 p.m.

Soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist has forced Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira to the bench.

Teixeira left New York's game Saturday against Minnesota for a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning. He struck out and grounded out earlier, and is in a 5-for-32 slump. He is hitting .242 with 25 RBIs and a team-leading nine home runs.

Teixeira missed three games this week at St. Louis because of inflammation in his right wrist.

He returned to the lineup Friday night.

Cubs prez announces deal

Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said he has agreed to a five-year contract extension through 2019.

He announced the dealduring an interview with Chicago's WSCR-AM.

Around the league

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was held out of Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay with a right hand injury suffered in his last at-bat one night earlier. ... The Mets called up reliever Buddy Carlyle from Triple-A Las Vegas and sent starter Rafael Montero to Triple-A. The 36-year-old Carlyle has appeared in 112 career major league games, going 11-12 with a 5.58 ERA in mostly relief appearances. ... The Royals recalled right-hander Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Omaha and optioned utilityman Jimmy Paredes to Triple-A.

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