Update: Yanks hope to have Teixeira back by next weekBy
Tuesday: Via Mike Mazzeo, Brian Cashman said Teixeira’s recovery has been “slow,” but they hope to get him back sometime next week. “I don’t think he’s close to getting back here,” said the GM. “I think we’ll have a chance to get him back before the season’s over … maybe the Toronto series on the road, which is a little ways down the line here in that last week of the season.”
Sunday: It’s been six days since Mark Teixeira re-injured his left calf and we learned that he’ll be out another 10-14 days, but he is still not yet ready to resume baseball activities. “He’s still sore,” said Joe Girardi prior to yesterday’s game. “I don’t have a timetable when he’ll go hit in the cage.”
Yankees’ first basemen have hit just .190/.319/.293 with one homer in the 18 games since Teixeira originally injured his calf in late-August, not counting this afternoon. So yeah, even though his offensive production has declined for a fourth straight year, his switch-hitting bat has been sorely missed, then there’s the defensive downgrade on top of it. The sooner Teixeira can rejoin the club, the better.