Update: Teixeira out 1-2 weeks with Grade I calf strain


11:25pm: The MRI revealed a Grade I calf strain and Teixeira could be out anywhere from 1-2 weeks or a whole lot longer. Calves are tricky. Rosters expand on Saturday, so I bet the Yankees play a man short for the next three games (they’re off Thursday) rather than place him on the DL.

11:03pm: Joe Girardi said that Teixeira will not play the rest of the series and is unlikely to play in the next one as well. So a full week, basically. Just dandy.

8:50pm: Teixeira has been diagnosed with a left calf strain and is headed for an MRI. Hopefully we get an update later tonight.

8:23pm: Mark Teixeira left tonight’s game with an apparent left leg injury in the fourth inning. He was flexing his lower leg (calf?) during his at-bat — Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue checked on him — but remained in the game. Teixeira drew a walk and ran the bases, but he was limping noticeably as he chugging around third on Russell Martin‘s run-scoring single. Stay tuned for updates.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Nice Scheister says:

    Enter Sam Pearce.

  2. Brian S. says:

    Cashman knew this would happen. That’s why he got Pearce. Seattle knew too, but that goes without saying.

  3. Darren says:

    Weird that they didn’t take him out for a pinch runner. Hopefully their extreme risk taking will not lead to a carer threatening injury.

  4. Bobby Banana says:

    Argh. Can anyone on this team stay healthy?

  5. BigBlueAL says:

    The Yankees need Arod back ASAP.

  6. RetroRob says:

    Girardi said Tex will be out at least the next five games, regardless of what the MRI shows.

    I wonder if Teixeira could have handled that bad throw from Lowe better. Didn’t see a replay, so not sure how bad he missed.

    • JohnnyC says:

      Wasn’t a good throw…low and into the runner…but, sure, Tex gets that. Tex also makes a better throw to the plate on winning run.

  7. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Here’s Sam Pearce!
    He’s really fierce!

  8. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Can CoJo play first?

  9. Bobby Banana says:

    Tex out for 2-3 weeks. Fuck. He wasn’t exactly lighting it up at the plate but it sucks either way.

  10. The Real Greg says:

    It’s amazing with the Yankees are with so many injuries.

  11. forensic says:

    Geez, that now basically makes 5 (counting the catcher since they’re off every couple days) of the 9 lineup spots a platoon.

    It also likely puts a cold Rob Deer in the cleanup spot.

    This could get ugly.

  12. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    So does this create an opportunity for CoJo or Dickerson starting Sept. 1?
    I’d assume against LHP 1B, 3B, DH, and LF will be manned by some combination of Pearce, McGehee, Jones, Nix, and Ichiro.
    Against RHP, they could go Swish at 1B, Ichiro in RF, Chavez at 3B, and then maybe either Ibanez LF and Joseph DH, or Dickerson LF and Ibanez DH.

    I assume this also means Phelps is getting optioned – possibly to Charleston.

  13. Nice Scheister says:

    Just DL Tex actitave Pearce, no need to play a man short. Get him healthy.

  14. DT says:

    Hopefully everyone gets back before the series with the O’s and Rays. If this team was healthy i’d wouldn’t worry about a 4 games lead…But as of now that really doesn’t seem to be the case.

    • forensic says:

      Well, nobody will be back for the first O’s series this week. I’d be shocked if they played Tex much on the turf in Tampa after that. Maybe the next O’s series in about a week and a half, but that’s still a bunch of games against them that this team might be in trouble for.

      • DT says:

        I was thinking of the late Sept games. Hopefully the team can stay afloat til then.

        • forensic says:

          Oh, well their last game against either of them is the 16th, so I missed that as being late Sept. Unfortunately, that means that unless Tex and A-Rod heal and get in the groove quickly, they’ll be either non or negative factors for all of those games.

          • DT says:

            For whatever reason i thought the Orioles series was after the last rays one. Still if they get healthy by the Rays one it would be nice. Rays are going to play the orioles 6 more times, so they can beat up on each other.

  15. RetroRob says:

    Didn’t Jeter have a calf injury last June? Maybe Tex will come back from his, have a five-hit game, including #3,000, and go on to a great finish.

    Okay, everything but #3000.

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