Out New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira says he has a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and didn’t rule out missing up to two months of the regular season. Teixeira rejoined the Yankees at spring training in Tampa, Fla., Sunday after getting hurt March 5 while with the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic. The injury initially was announced as a strained wrist. Teixeira plans to start limited baseball drills in about a week and is optimistic that surgery will not be necessary. He was hurt while swinging a weighted bat left-handed off a tee in an indoor cage during pregame warmups with the U.S. at the World Baseball Classic. The Yankees have said Teixeira will be out until at least May. “The good thing is it’s nothing major, nothing where I’m missing a whole season,” Teixeira said. Teixeira expects to start swinging a bat one-handed and fielding grounders after a week of cardio work. He says the wrist is stiff, but there is no pain.
Fined The NBA has fined Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders $50,000 for using offensive language and criticizing officials. Sanders was displeased after getting whistled for a foul on Miami’s LeBron James with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee’s 107-94 loss to the Heat on Friday night. He received two technicals and was ejected after directing a derogatory term at the referees. After the game, Sanders blamed his ejection on frustration and seemed to infer that the Heat get preferential treatment from the officials. “I can imagine it’s hard for a referee to ref a Miami Heat game,” he said.