Teixeira gets a cortisone shot for ailing wrist

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Via Marc Carig, Mark Teixeira received a cortisone shot in his left wrist following yesterday’s home opener. Tex has been bothered by a sore wrist for about a week, and said he hopes this puts him “over the top.” Tex shook his hand after fouling off several pitches yesterday, and was removed from the game once the Indians blew it open. The important thing is that the MRI revealed no structural damage, just inflammation. The cortisone will take a day or two to kick in, and should last for several weeks. Tex said he expects to play on Friday.

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  • Drew

    Once he gets his “Teix” on, our whole lineup will improve greatly. He’s a game changer, both offensively and defensively, which need not be said.

    • John

      not to mention the return for A-rod…a beast of a 3-4 in the lineup

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  • DCR

    His wrist injury worries me. Tendenitis can only be ‘cured’ with rest.

  • Angel


  • Rich

    I hope it works, but if it doesn’t, they should rest him until it’s healed.

  • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif Expired Milk

    Confidence 9.5 now 9.0 :(

    • jsbrendog

      confidence in the bullpen other than bruney/mo = 3

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Confidence level = 10

  • Tom Zig

    I need a new panic button, I just broke the old one.

  • yankeeswisdom

    I am a die hard YANKEES fan for about 18 years now. I lived in NYC my whole life but had to move to Toronto about 3 years ago due to some family reasons. This is really Random and out of the blue but I happened to run into an A’s Relief pitcher in downtown toronto. The A’s are playing the Jays and after much talk, he has left me two tickets for tonights game at 7p, to some seats near the bullpen. He said I can pick up the tickets at the “roll call – box office” and they are under his name. What do you guys feel about this..I should be excited but it is the A’s..but I guess I should count my blessing and seize the opportunity? Any suggestions would be nice..altho it might not be bad to get a glimpse of the GIAMBINO and Matt H. Any help would be appreciated.

    • whozat

      Are you kidding? GO!

      Why would you not go? What else are you doing that free baseball tickets are something you’d turn up your nose at?

      • Joey

        Dude… baseball tickets… free… near bullpen… get to see the Giambino… free… Holliday… free… Rios… Wells…

        Did I miss anything?

        GO!!!!!! Just because your favorite team isn’t playing in the game doesn’t mean you should miss a good game of baseball. Your not damaging you fan loyalty. I had tickets to the Rays-Jays game in Orlando last year, fun as hell. Got to see Burnett pitch.


        • yankeeswisdom

          thanks guys im actually hyped now. will let you all now how it goes. and the jays 1st place?..im getting a little nervous (see 07 rays)

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      • Bo

        You post on baseball blogs but you wont go to games when given tix? Hmmm

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          You post on baseball blogs but keep changing your name to duck scrutiny after people start piling on you for being a negative nancy? Hmm…

          • Count Zero

            “duck scrutiny” isn’t a very good handle…he should stick with “Bo”

            • jsbrendog

              well played haha

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              (golf clap)

              Surely you can’t be serious.

              • Steve H

                I am serious. And stop calling me Shirley.

  • yankeeswisdom

    n btw…cmon TEx

  • EDUB

    Anybody here watch the games with MLB.tv? I got the year package again and have been tuning in from overseas. I was really impressed with most of the additions for this year but one thing has really been pissing me off. They added a pause feature to work like a DVR but the only problem is when you come back and unpause it they bring up the box score to show you exactly what you missed. Imagine my surprise when I go out to get a sandwich and we’ve given up a 9 spot in the 1 inning I missed.

    The same problem I notice when you try to watch a game at a later date. I avoid all articles about the game and went straight to the replay of the game but again theres an unavoidable box score of the entire game regardless of what inning you currently in. Anyone else have this problem?

    • MattG

      as soon as I noticed this, i figured it would upset some people. its kind of funny, because if you are watching on mlb.tv, it’s already happened. Even if you don’t use the DVR, you are at least 10 seconds behind.

      this is not something they will fix. I am guessing you are 40 or so, because I don’t think the 20 year old cares one bit for this ‘problem.’ Not to belittle you, just stating my opinion as fact.

      • EDUB

        Well actually I’m 23, but that is irrelevant. I am aware of the delay in MLB.tv vs a normal tv feed but I have no other method of watching the Yankees from a hotel in Europe. I think its pretty reasonable to want to use this “DVR” feature to watch a game at a later time without knowing the final score, and even worse, the entire box score.

        • MattG

          Oh, I understand. I just thought the generation behind me was more used to the instant knowledge that is available everywhere. My mistake.

          This would drive my father batty–he always taped all the sports events, and would yell ‘LA LA LA!’ if anyone was talking about it anywhere near him.

  • pat

    This is no f*cking good.

    • jsbrendog

      whoa, let’s not get Bo/Grant about this

  • pollo

    he needs to rest. it’s obviously bothering him..Call up Miranda and lets 15 day dl his butt.

  • Joe R

    Wouldnt it be best to rest him while its still early in the season, rather than him not being 100% or comfortable for the whole season?

    • Joe R

      Another place where it hurts not having Nady.

  • rsam

    so much yankee haters on the new york daily news it is remarkable mostly met fans

  • Russell NY

    I think the Yankees are just trying to keep Tex healthy until ARod comes back. Then he can take it easy – even bat from the favorable side for a while.

  • MattG

    Cortisone is the same thing as rest. It’s just tendinitis. He needs to stay away from weights for a couple of weeks, take fewer swings, he’ll be okay. Cortisone will let him play the games, but he should be avoiding everything else.

    Oh, and he should be suspended 50 games for using a PED.

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  • A.D.

    This does not help my decision on a proposed Tex trade in fantasy

  • JeffG

    I did notice Tex shaking his hand all about after swings yesterday. My feeling is that, this early in the season, he should take care of it until he’s better. I hope this shot is not going to mask the pain to the point where he makes the injury worse because he doesn’t feel it.

  • Evan S

    Funny that this guy doesn’t get as much as a cold since he has been in the MLB, and one week with the Yankees and he is already flirting with the DL. We are cursed.

  • mikef

    at the game yesterday you saw Lee busting him inside and Tex was noticable in his pain.

    Ransom cannot be given many more AB’s because he is really dead weight – and Pena has no chance at the plate.

    I have read elsewhere that is was a quiet crowd – and it was – because boring daytime games with drawn-out pitching for the first 6 innings (i don’t mean results – I mean many pitch at-bats with few K’s and no sustained rally) on a sunny day with 1 hr pre-game to have a few beers result in a sleepy crowd at 3:30.

    • jsbrendog

      but rich people dont care about sports!!1!!1!1!1!!!1

  • jon


    Mark Teixeira fells “ten times better” after his cortisone shot on Thursday. Hideki Matsui does not. He’s out of the lineup with fluid in his left knee.

    That’s why Juan Miranda has been called up. He’s an insurance policy if Teixeira suffers a setback and if Matsui’s damaged knees get worse.

    Hard-luck David Robertson was sent down.

    • jsbrendog

      david robertson gets his first taste of the chris britton treatment. lame

      • Stryker

        he better not be the 2009 chris britton…so help me Mo.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Well, with Mo, Bruney, Marte, and Veras all out of options (or over the 5-year service cap), we only have 3 shuttle-spots in the 7-man pen, so the 4 man shuttle team for those last 3 spots is limited to Edwar, Albie, Coke, and D-Rob (and, to a lesser extent, Claggett and SteJax).

          Since Coke is a lefty and the team is trying to groom him for a prominent role in the pen, he’s not likely to be shuttled, so it’s really Edwar, Albie, and D-Rob for those last two spots.

          Just a number crunch for D-Rob.

          While I don’t say this as a knee-jerk reaction to yesterday’s loss, Veras is quickly becoming like Melky to me: the inability to put him in the minors for roster flexibility (plus his superfluousness on the ML roster) is making him a prime candidate to be traded. Moving Veras for something of value somewhere (or, say, packaging him and Melky in a deal for, say, Mike Cameron?) would let us move D-Rob into the 7-man pen AND give us a more flexible pen with 4 spots given to players who can be optioned down if need be, instead of just 3.

          Also clears a reliever off the 40-man, which would allow us to add Melancon without adding to our logjam.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Hideki Matsui does not. He’s out of the lineup with fluid in his left knee.

      Alright, Hideki already having knee issues despite not playing in the field: I’ll admit it, this is the first thing that is actually affecting my confidence a little bit.

      I may have to downgrade from a 10 to a 9.9. Maybe.

      Hopefully, it’s just like the bullpen: a non-issue because we have more than enough depth to compensate for any chronic Hideki injury, because hopefully Miranda can fill in admirably.

      But yeah, with Nady out indefinitely + Tex getting a cortisone shot + Matsui possibly sitting more frequently than we’d hoped, I’ll get on board with bringing up Miranda instead of J-Rod.

      I’m still on board with trading Melky and a low-level piece or two for Mike Cameron, though. He would help this roster considerably.

      (Or, if the Rangers are really already looking to dump salary, maybe we can give them something for Hank Blalock AND Marlon Byrd? They’re making 10M between them… nah, probably cost too much in prospects.)

      • jsbrendog

        frank catalanotto (sp)

        • jsbrendog

          meant to put this in there too – ?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I’m good with Catalanotto.

          I’d like it better if he were a righty, though.

  • JeffG

    Matsui… that blows. That was a big part of the offense I was hoping to have over last years.
    He definately has to relax on the bases when he gets back. No more retarded slides into home after busting around third. I’d prefer him playing like Edgar Martinez used to. Big hits and trotting around the bases.

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