Sep
07

Teixeira not in lineup today, expects to play tomorrow

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Mark Teixeira (calf) once again ran sprints and the bases this afternoon, but the Yankees are going to hold him out of the lineup at least one more day. “They don’t want me to play today,” he said to Bryan Hoch, and it seems like the club is giving him the proverbial “one extra day” before sticking him back in the lineup. The Yankees miss their first baseman most against left-handed pitching, and tonight will be Teixeira’s tenth consecutive game out of the lineup.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Knoxvillain

    Man. The 2nd half of the season sucks ass this year. I expected the complete opposite. Hopefully he comes back soon and healthy. They need all the help they can get right now, and it doesn’t look good at all.

  • Syrio Forel

    What do they know? They’re the ones that have gotten us into this mess! If Teix wants to play let him play. 1st place is on the line and they’re babying Teixera like he’s Steven Strasburg. LET HIM PLAY

    • Knoxvillain

      Calf injuries are pretty easy to irritate without the proper care. It’s better to let him sit one or two more games and have him come back healthy than not have him come back at all.

    • Go Back To Eddard

      Trade Tex for Fielder.

      • Knoxvillain

        Are you high? Everyone knows that isn’t happening unless we throw in Cervelli and Nunez. And that ain’t happening.

        • JohnnyC

          If we throw them in though we could also get Austin Jackson back. Cash do it now!

          • Knoxvillain

            You’re high too. Cabrera all the way.

            • YanksFanInBeantown

              You guys are being ridiculous.

              We clearly need to throw in John Maine so we get Verlander.

              If this doesn’t happen I’m becoming a Red Sox fan.

              THOSE GUYS know how to run an organization.

    • OldYanksFan

      I assume it’s Doctor Syrio Forel?

      • DC

        Technically, it’s Dr Eddard Syrio Forel.

  • Brian S.

    Asked this question in the previous thread by why is A-Rod DHing for the second day in a row when Jeter (ankle), Cano (hip), and Granderson (hamstring) could use a half day?

    • thenamestsam

      Seems really stupid to question this. Girardi has infinitely more knowledge of the situation than you or I. Only he knows how banged up all those guys are and he decided ARod most needs the half day off. Unless you’re in the locker room and talked to the players you can’t possibly have the basis to question the move.

      • Slugger27

        yeah, agreed. i know everyone is frustrated and girardi is the scapegoat that requires the least amount of thought, but this is a pretty big reach for a complaint.

      • OldYanksFan

        This is far, far, far too sane an answer for this blog.
        But tell the truth…
        Do you really think Girardi knows more about the players health then WE do???

        • Slugger27

          more than us? absolutely. more than brian s? thats completely different.

          • Brian S.

            LOLOLOLOLOLOL dude I wish I was as cool as you.

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

      Didn’t you just spend the last six weeks saying A-Rod should be the full-time DH because his numbers are so much better there than at 3B?

      • Slugger27

        why ask? hes not going to answer.

        • Brian S.

          Oops, guess I did. :/

          • Slugger27

            1) youve definitely been saying it for this year
            2) you only did out of spite after seeing my comment

            i win.

      • Brian S.

        I have been saying that for next year, which I still stand by.

  • Chilango

    Tex? For his D maybe. Otherwise, he’s all glove, no bat .255/.335
    It’s enough to see Swisher flailing at off speed pitches in the dirt. Swish doesn’t need an accomplice.

    • Chilango

      Then there’s his postseason numbers (4 years 7 series) .207/.315
      When’s his contract up? 2050? Jeez.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Steve Pearce is much better.

      • Chilango

        Caught in your favorite fallacy my friend: the straw man. I never said we had anyone else. My point is that instead of paying outrageous salaries for a buttload of years to players who underproduce, the FO might want to think of another way field their team.

        • DC

          I think you may have mistaken sarcasm for an argument.

          • Chilango

            I know. Need Hitting and I have exchanged sarcasm/straw man arguments in the past.

      • DC

        Sam Pearce is even better.