Mark Teixeira needs wrist surgery and will miss the rest of 2013.From the Yankees:  "After a recent MRI with dye contrast was performed on Mark Teixeira's right wrist, New York Yankees Team Physician, Dr. Christopher Ahmad, along with Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser and two other New York-based hand specialists (Dr. Michelle Carlson from the Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Keith Raskin from NYU) confirmed that the sheath has not adequately healed. Surgery has been recommended to repair the tear on the tendon sheath of his wrist."

Manager Joe Girardi hopes Tex will be ready for 2013.

The contracts on the Yankees are simply brutal.  A-Rod, Tex, Kevin Youkilis and the back-end of the CC Sabathia deal.  Well over half a billion dollars.  Hence why you don't give Robinson Cano more than six years after this season.

By:  Mike Lindsley, "Mid-Day with Mike," 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.  Follow him on Twitter at