Aug
17

Update: Teixeira out of tonight’s lineup with sore left wrist

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4:30pm: Teixeira is indeed out of tonight’s lineup with a sore left wrist. Joe Girardi indicated that his first baseman could sit out tomorrow’s game as well. Nick Swisher is filling in at first base tonight.

8:00am: Via George King and Don Burke, first baseman Mark Teixeira is still being bothered by the left wrist inflammation that sidelined him for a handful of games late last month. “He might get a rest, but no tests are scheduled,” said Brian Cashman. “It’s definitely not as bad as before, but it’s still bothering him … He’s icing it for maintenance purposes.”

Teixeira received a cortisone shot in the wrist roughly two weeks ago and has gone 14-for-54 (.259) with two doubles and three homers since returning to the lineup. He initially hurt himself on a swing and aggravated the injury further diving for a ball on defense. Just rest him tonight … heck, rest him all weekend. Take advantage of the big division lead and get this right before it’s too late.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Hassey

    I agree with resting him, but what big division lead are you talking about?

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

      Six games with 44 left to play? How much bigger do you want it to be?

      • Steve D Fl

        well……… i liked it a lot when it was 10 :)

        • Robinson Tilapia

          We all did. Six is nothing to sneeze at.

    • gc

      It’s still the biggest divisional lead in baseball right now (tied with Texas and Cincinnati).

  • Rich in NJ

    Resting him v. RHP really doesn’t hurt them much offensively.

    • JohnC

      TOnight they are facing a lefty in Morales

  • Hassey

    Mike – Don’t get me wrong. It’s great to be in the lead at all, at any time of the season. But with so many games left against Tampa and Baltimore, 6 games is not what it used to be.

    • JohnC

      Would you rather be where the Yanks are or where Baltimore and TB are?

  • hassey

    JohnC – I’d rather be where I am right now

  • blake

    Tex has missed a lot of pitches he normally mashes from the right side the last couple of games….so it’s not all that surprising that something is up. Get it fixed…..

  • Eddard

    The reason it’s a big lead is if you look at it this way- Yanks go 22-22 in remaining 44 ballgames. To make up 6 games the Rays/Os have to go 28-16 in the remaining 44 ballgames. That’s a .700 winning percentage. Not impossible, but not very likely either.

    • Eddard

      Correction- .636 winning percentage. Still tough for those flawed teams and that’s if the Yanks only go .500

  • UpstateYanks

    Yea now is not the time to talk about a big division lead. Look at ATL last year. But I agree with getting him a rest this weekend. Get McGee and Swish some reps at 1st.

  • Manimal

    Chavez can play first, Swisher can play first, Nix can play first, McGehee can play first…. Just bench him!!!

  • hassey

    didn’t mean to start a LoHud-esque wildfire here. Just don’t think the Yanks are safely in the clear yet. Enough to rest Tex for sure, but not enough to start giving each other fist bumps

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You give each other fist bumps when the Magic Number is zero. Doesn’t matter what the lead is. I don’t see anyone here assuming anything, except for Eddard after odd-numbered trips to the toilet.

  • blake

    with all the injuries the Yanks have dealt with and after just taking 3 of 4 from Texas with Sabathia out I don’t see how anyone could not be happy with a 6 game lead.

    It was down to 5 on Monday and with a 4 gamer with Texas coming and the Rays playing Seattle I was a bit worried it’d be down to 3 going in to this Boston series…..just the opposite happened….I’m pretty happy.

  • hassey

    didn’t mean to start a LoHud-esque wild fire here. Just don’t think the boys are in the clear yet. Enough to rest Tex, for sure, but not enough for us to start a fist bump party.

  • hassey

    Sorry – didn’t mean to start a LoHud-esque wild fire here. Just don’t think the boys are in the clear yet. Enough to rest Tex, for sure, but not enough for us to start a fist bump party.

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

      If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you were trying to start a LoHud-esque wild fire here.

      • hassey

        Then I’m glad you know better (although obviously it would be helpful to everyone if my computer cooperated so I wouldn’t be fooled into stupidly re-posting three times in a row)

      • Robinson Tilapia

        How do you start a LoHud-esque wild fire? Hell, what is a LoHud-esque wild fire?

    • Manimal

      Yanks have only 1 series at home vs a non- AL east opponent left in the season. We will be fine.

      • The Real Greg

        And that would be against the Oakland A’s who have appeared to come back to Earth after their surge

  • Jose M. Vazquez

    Hand, wrist or finger injuries are quite bothersome in a sport such as baseball. That is one reason why perhaps ARod may not come back as good as expected. Does anyone remember the thumb issue last year. And now Teix has a bad wrist. That is not good at all.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      You got that right. This is why those in the know are very concerned about Alex having any swing upon return….though I hope I don’t start a Yankees’ Analysts deluge here.

  • The Real Greg

    That series against the Rangers and the two losses to Seattle by the Rays has made this lead comfortable again. And the Rays have to play Texas 6 times in the next 2-3 weeks.