MRI shows inflammation in Teixeira’s wrist


An MRI showed inflammation and no new tear in Mark Teixeira‘s right wrist, Joe Girardi announced. The first baseman received a cortisone shot and will be re-evaluated in a few days. He will avoid the DL for the time being. Teixeira is not close to being out of the woods yet, but that’s a surprisingly positive diagnosis.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. trr says:

    Yeah, coulda been much, much worse. Obviously, we need a productive Tex.
    Right now, there’s too just too many holes to fill via trades, the minors, or the scrap heap

  2. Cuso says:

    While positive news, the tea leaves seem to read that this is going to be an issue all year and will likely not have a power swing.

    May be better off just having the surgery at this point.

    • stuart a says:

      surgery of what doctor? nothing is torn or broken…

      • Olde Fan says:

        The tendon sheath is still torn. Tex is trying to hold off on the surgery until after the season. Agreeing with Cuso here, get it done now and be 100% next April, not 65-70% for the rest of the year.

    • RetroRob says:

      I thought similar. He obviously hasn’t looked good since his return outside of his first few games. The question then is it because of his damaged wrist, or simply because he’s in Spring Training against pitchers in mid-season form?

      What is the recovery time for this type of surgery? Could he have it in October and be ready by Opening Day? If so, then they might as well try and get him through the season. If not, then they need to make a decision at some point on when if he is indeed still suffering from the damage.

  3. Get Phelps Up says:

    Wow, I was kinda expecting him to have to have surgery or at least be out for a long time rehabbing. I think we all can be happy about this (unless you’re Mick taylor, of course).

  4. Dalek Jeter says:

    I’m not sure him “avoiding the DL for now” is the best thing. I mean, especially with the way the season has gone, smart money is on him hitting the DL. Even though most of our position players are shit or are performing shittly, I’d prefer 25 guys worth of shit to throw against the wall to see what sticks instead of 24 till Wednesday at the earliest.

    • The Real Me says:

      While I don’t like having a wasted spot (day-to-day players), I’m glad Tex doesn’t yet need surgery. Of course, I’m also hoping for a nearly full recovery. If he can’t hit for power this season, better to fill the roster spot with someone that can contribute to the team. Not really sure who that might be.

      • jjyank says:

        Agreed. At this point, I think the Yankees need to just hope the cortisone shot and a bit of rest do the trick before jumping to surgery. The offense lacks so much power that they might as well give Tex a few days off an hope it helps.

        That said, if it doesn’t help, they should just do the surgery if he has to hit the DL for anything more than the 15 days. The team’s gonna need Tex next year, too. We’ll see what happens.

  5. Brian Romeo says:

    He plays a great first base and draws his walks, and he’ll take advantage of the short porch in right at the stadium… anything beyond that is a bonus

    Shocked if he bats above .230 this season

  6. Darren says:

    Great fuckin news! Girardi was playing the shit out of him, so maybe a few days break is just what Tex needs to feel good.

    None of us can imagine how difficult it must be to hit major league pitching with a wrist that’s even slightly off.

  7. Pat D says:

    Gotta say this doesn’t give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. Sounds like it will linger all season and he won’t be too effective. I’m guessing off-season surgery will happen.

    But I can just blame this on the fucking WBC, right?

  8. SDB says:

    Whew. Whew, so many times over.

    Hopefully they’ll put him on the DL and give him a couple of weeks off to heal.

    But this is definitely much better than reading about a tear and that Overbay (as good as he’s been so far) will be 1B from now through September.

  9. stuart a says:

    they have no better option in the system then Brignac.. the guy cannot hit, if the lineup was loaded you can run him out there but as is oy. adams at 3b and nix at SS is not a better option?

    • Brian says:

      but….. but….. he has “range”

      No worries, our real shortstop will be back in a month or so… besides, u gotta figure brignac is due for a little hot streak, nobody is THIS bad

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Funny how you’ve been completely overlapped by whiners and now actually sound completely reasonable. You’re absolutely right here.

  10. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Bullet….dodged? I think? I don’t even know anymore.

  11. Jacob the OG says:

    Wait so does this mean there is a god? Thank Mo!

  12. jimmy james says:

    In the least shocking news of the day….

    Glad it’s only inflammation and that a few days rest might do him good. However, like many others here have said, this injury will ail him for the rest of the season.

  13. Bavarian Yankee says:

    put him on the DL and don’t put him back on the roster until he’s 100% healthy. We need a healthy Tex and even if it means he won’t return for some weeks/months … don’t let him play if he’s not at 100%, that won’t help anybody.

  14. The Other Sam says:

    Is the WBC still paying for this or does his returning relieve their responsibility? Injury did happen in service to them.

  15. Anderson Silva says:

    I still think he’ll try to come back and aggravate this.. I think he gets shutdown for good before the season ends

  16. jimmy james says:

    I’m thinking the WBC is no longer on the hook for this since he returned.

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