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Mark Teixeira's problem: Damaged vocal cords
For Mark Teixeira, it was mystery solved. Finally.
The first baseman, bedeviled by a persistent hacking cough since the second week of April, visited an ear, nose and throat specialist Thursday at Columbia Presbyterian. The doctor performed an endoscopy — which entails putting a camera down the esophagus — and said he has damaged vocal cords.
“She found nerve damage to my vocal cords,...