Oct
20

Teixeira out for the season; Nuñez to be activated

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12:45am: It’s a Grade II strain, worse than when Phil Hughes popped his hammy back in 2007. He’ll need 6-8 weeks to recover, but that doesn’t really matter. He’ll be ready to go for Spring Training, which is what’s important.

12:23am: As the Yanks’ season rests in the hands of their ace CC Sabathia, the team will be without Mark Teixeira for the remainder of the postseason. Following a disastrous hamstring pull in the pivotal fifth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS, the Yankees will remove Teixeira from the roster tomorrow and activate Eduardo Nuñez, Bryan Hoch reported after the game. With this move, Teixeira is done for the season as per MLB rules, he will be ineligible to play in the World Series. What a way for his season to end.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli
  • Mister Delaware

    Why not Miranda?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Does it really matter at this point?

      • Mister Delaware

        Fucking hell, dude, stop being a such a whiner. I expect it from the unnamed, not from one of you guys. This series sucks. None of us are happy. But suck it the fuck up and stop being one of those historical quitter fans who pouted right until one of those awesome down-2-or-more-games-instances-of-your-chosing-and-you-know-exactly-which-one-I’m-thinking-of comebacks happened. Its not probable, we know, but put your fucking shovel away.

        • mustang

          +100

    • Rafael

      This is another horrible choice by Girardi, but what’s the difference right now?

      • Stratman9652

        I would think Cashman has more to do with this move seeing that Joe was, I don’t know, in the dugout all night.

        • Tony Micelli

          Well, physically anyway.

      • Chris

        It’s Cashman’s decision, but let’s blame Girardi anyway!

    • Chris

      They already have a lefty hitting 1B, wouldn’t he just be redundant?

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Why Nunez?

  • first time lawng time

    I’m really gona miss his defense.

  • Kevin G.

    Adding insult to injury. Or is it injury to insult? Or maybe injury to… injury?

  • bonestock94

    Bummer, but I doubt he’ll miss many games.

  • Adam

    Love Tex and he really is such a gamer. Shame.

  • Tony Micelli

    What a way for his season to end.

    Yeah, the 0-14 wasn’t enough…lol

    It’s amazing the differences a year makes isn’t it?

  • AJ

    What a way for OUR season to end.

  • Adam

    Is it possible that Nunez was with the team and Miranda isn’t (I feel like I have seen Nunez in the dugout, but not Miranda)? Also, does that mean we see Swish at first again tomorrow? Or Berkman at first, Swish in left and Thames at DH?

    • Tony Micelli

      Like Mike said about…it really doesn’t matter. Why not put Swish behind the dish…see what some of these chumps are made of…make em pay for their sins!! lol jk

      • Eric Young

        Well, if we’re gonna put Swish somewhere other than RF or 1B, let’s have him pitch again.

  • Stratman9652

    I really don’t understand why you would add Nunez. You lost your first baseman. You either use Lance at first and replace him with a decent DH or move Swish to 1B and get and OF. This makes noooo sense.

    • Graig not Craig

      He probably won’t play. But he will sit on the bench and gain some postseason experience.

    • Gonzo

      It’s the 26th man on the roster. Not much to expect. He probably won’t see any playing time whether it was Miranda or Colin Curtis. At least Nunez can pinch run.

      • Stratman9652

        I guess you’re right, I kinda answered my own question with the senario involving players that are already there. My biggest concern is keeping Thames away from a glove.

  • Big Bertha

    The Boss must be rolling over in his grave. These guys need to start playing like true Yankees! Some pickup Berkman was grounding out to 3rd with the bases loaded. Can you do anything in the series, Swisher? Why did we let Damon and Matsui go? They were clutch hitters and true Yankees! That’s the difference in the series now.

    • bonestock94

      This comment is full of fail. Steinbrenner saw plenty of seasons end without a ring, I think he’ll be fine down there.

      • FIPster Doofus

        It’s also full of comedy on a night devoid of it.

      • Chris

        And he usually followed those seasons with ridiculous trades or FA signings.

      • Kdawg

        Its also full of fail because letting Matsui go sucked (Damon, maybe). His line this year? GP 145 · AVG .274 · HR 21 That would come mighty handy in the DH spot right about now. Or 3 games ago. Love em, but ouch.

    • Adam

      I must have missed those games when Damon and Matsui pitched and put up zeros…

    • CharlieChooChoo

      What the F is wrong with you. There is so much wrong with everything you write, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. You need to be a True Fan ™ and you are not. Go complain somewhere else. You add nothing to the conversation.

    • Graig not Craig

      Berkman actually hit the ball very hard to third. It was a nice play by Young.

    • Tony Micelli

      Neither of those players did anything all year for either of the teams they signed with. Derek Jeter had the 3rd best year of his career last year and immediately followed it by the absolute worst this year. It’s almost certain that Damon and Matsui wouldn’t have been much better on the Yankees if any different at all.

      But regardless, the Yankees offense was quite embarrassing this series. Pretty funny seeing as how the worst offense in the whole postseason, Giants, are clobbering the team who supposedly has the best pitching…yet the Yankees couldn’t beat CJ Wilson, Tommy Hunter, or Colby Lewis – and we can give them the Cliff Lee game for good measure.

      Just stupid.

      • Big Bertha

        Excuse me? Derek Jeter showed tonight why he is worth every penny of that 3 year $80 million contract we will give him after this season is over. I can’t believe people are bashing Jeter after what he did tonight. I have not given up on Jeter. I am standing on my desk right now with tears running down my face shouting OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN! Who’s with me?

        • Gonzo

          Who the hell are you? I just laughed my ass off! Is this Nick Swardson?

    • Betty Lizard

      They were clutch hitters and true Yankees!

      Oh sweet Jesus . . . . We have now descended into the depths of delusion. (Well, either that or brilliant parody.)

  • Evo

    Why not call up Jesus Montero?

    • Stratman9652

      He’s not on the 40 man roster. That and the whole not wanting to bring him up too early and hinder his development thing.

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      There’s the whole not being on the 40 man issue. and well he is currently in Venezuela.

      Why call him up start his service time clock when his flight wouldn’t even make here in time for the game, and even if it did, he’d just sit on the bench.

      So yeah it’s like almost impossible to call him up.

  • SF Yanks

    Good thing I’m not a moderator because I’d have a dead arm from swinging the ban-hammer all night.

    Well, that and there’d only be like 10 people left who’d be allowed to comment.

  • Rob

    Tex is the new arod. Can’t get it done in the playoffs. Hopefully he’ll turn that around as well as arod did one of these years.

    We’re probably better off without him for now anyway.

    • Dick Whitman

      Stop watching baseball. Please.

      • Sayid J.

        He’s not so crazy… Teix is clearly struggling and his swing hasn’t looked good.

        • Zach

          He struggled the first half of the year, but then starting coming around when he broke his toe and bruised his thumb.
          Whatever his offensive woes are though, his glove has helped us out so many times.
          Swisher however….UGH!

  • Yank the Frank

    His glove will be missed but not his bat. All Berkman all the time.

  • Mike HC

    What will we do without his O for the series.