Sep
14

Teixeira playing through a broken toe

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The hits just keep on comin’ for the walking wounded. As George King reported today, Yanks’ first baseman Mark Teixeira has been playing with a broken toe since a Vin Mazzaro slider hit him on the right foot on August 31. “Every step I take it stings,’’ Teixeira, channeling Sting, said. “It’s worse on defense because I have to move side to side and shuffle.’’

Since the injury, Teixeira is just 9 for 43 (.209) with no home runs and five RBIs. At this point, the toe won’t fully heal until the off-season. The Yanks and Teixeira will have to simply manage the pain to ensure that the slugger can generate power as he bats. Teixeira joins Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner as regular Yankees dealing with late-season aches and pains, and the team will be leaning ever more heavily on A-Rod, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and the pitching staff for the next few weeks.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

38 Comments»

  1. Cy Pettitte says:

    break out the duct tape this post season

  2. bexarama says:

    OH MY GOD THE ENTIRE TEAM IS DEAD.
    /irrational panic

  3. bonestock94 says:

    Ugh, whhhyyyyyy. This postseason is gonna be a hell of a grind.

  4. Zanath says:

    Well, that might explain his slump a little bit. Boy, this stuff is crazy, eh?

    Nice Sting reference, btw.

  5. So when do the Yankees get the “They’re so tough playing through injury!” treatment from the MSM? My guess is somewhere between “never” and “lol”. That’s a Red Sox-only argument, apparently.

  6. Fredo says:

    “The Yanks and Teixeira will have to simply manage the pain to ensure that the slugger can generate power as he bats.”

    So far it looks like all they’ve done is manage the pain. .256 slugging percentage since the toe break

  7. LGY says:

    Jesus Christ

  8. bill says:

    don,t jump ship were still the new york yankees and will win # 28 this year. i think jeters hurt too. lets stand by our team an get some runs LETS GO YANKEES

  9. All Star Carl says:

    Gotta be Joe G’s fault.

    • Yank the Frank says:

      Well Joe’s brain has been cramping up lately.

    • namers says:

      I personally think that morale is ragingly low with Girardi playing chess. There is no real leadership and the movement of players (though not the ones that count–> Burnett to bullpen; Jeter to bench or required coaching) is likely causing a chasm in the clubhouse. I can’t imagine the tension and dour feelings there. No one has a position they can call their own; no wonder they are flummoxed at the plate or mound.

      Everyone is waiting for someone to get back in the lineup or some such miracle, but no one is speaking to the NO I IN TEAM and small ball this club is lacking.

      IMHO!

  10. BadaBling in FL says:

    Lance Berkman at 1st and Big Teix at DH on the days Pumas playing might help out. This certainly sucks but if Kobe Bryant can win a championship with a broken finger in B Ball than Tex should grind it out and get it fixed after the Yankees World Series celebration.

    /wishful thinking

  11. Tom Swift says:

    Do we really want to win the division? If we are the wildcard, that gives us a better position in the 2011 draft, which is reported to be very talent rich. With all these nagging injuries, maye we should be playing to win just enough games to nose past the Red Sox for the WC.

    • PaulF says:

      Probably not getting a first round pick next year anyway. But yeah, just win the wild card, get Swisher and Gardy healthy, and avoid making Tex any worse.

    • Avi says:

      yeah but they’ll probably take a guy projected to go in the 5th to 10th round like cito Culver. I just cant get over that pick when Ranaudo, Stetson Allie, Castellanos and many other REAL first round talents were avaiable. But again this is the same front office that took andy brown, david walling, david parrish, John ford grifin and brandon weeden with their first pick when they were all projected to go MUCH later in the draft. so i guess i shouldn’t be suprised. just VERY frustrating. Oh and the one bright first round pick they did make in the last six years they didn’t sign(Gerrit Cole) and will most likely go in the top three picks (if not first overall) next year and get exponentially more money than he could’ve been had for when the yanks drafted him.

  12. Magnus Stultus says:

    I don’t get it. Posada is healthy but he is not playing today . yet Tex with a broken toe apparently for two weeks isn’t getting a blow in the form of Miranda . Swisher had been playing with on one leg for last weeks or so , he finally took him out until the guy can barely walk. Yet, he rests Arod in Texas. This selective and yet seemingly arbitrary decision on which player Joe thinks that ‘needs’the rest makes it bewildering .

  13. bill says:

    i THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO GET CLIFF LEE ,WIN 110 GAMES AND GO 11,0 IN THE PLAYOFFS(NOT GOING TO HAPPEN).I WAS READING THE TAMPA BAY BLOG, THEY ARE SO DOWN ON THE RAYS ITS SAD.ONLY YANKEES FAN KNOW WHAT YOU AND I AND THE TEAM ARE GOING THO RIGHT NOW SO LETS NOT LOOK LIKE ASSHOLE WIN THE YANKS WIN 6IN A ROW WIN OR LOSE I LOVE MY TEAM. MAYBE IM THE ASSHOLE

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  14. JGS says:

    Since the injury, Teixeira is just 9 for 43 (.209) with no home runs and five RBIs.

    That’s not exactly true. He was hit by the pitch in the first inning and hit a home run in the fourth. Excluding the HBP itself, he is hitting .239/.386/.348/.734 with 1 home run and 8 RBIs.

  15. I guess this leaves the door open for Cano to be the one to carry this team over the finish line. MVP, MVP, MVP!

  16. Jonathan says:

    what’s with the undercover brother medical reports? didn’t girardi get reamed for doing this in 08? Gardner got hurt months ago and we didn’t know until the other day and now Tex. I thought the media was all over girardi for with holding injury info.

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