Mark Teixeira got cortisone shot

Updated: October 7, 2010, 3:10 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- It turns out the Yankees' Mark Teixeira was given more than just rest to help him recover from an injury to his right wrist that has affected his swing since he suffered the injury diving for a ball on Aug. 27 in Chicago.

Joe Girardi revealed shortly before the start of Wednesday night's ALDS Game 1 against the Minnesota Twins that the slugging first baseman was given a cortisone shot in the base of his right thumb on Sept. 20.

"It encouraged me that after he ...

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