Mark Teixeira has Grade I hamstring strain

Yanks acquire breathing human for Eduardo Nunez
Monday Night Open Thread

Following this afternoon’s game, Joe Girardi announced that an MRI showed a Grade I strain in Mark Teixeira‘s right hamstring. He has already been on the DL for three days now. A Grade I strain is the least severe, but that doesn’t mean he is guaranteed to return after the minimum 15 days. Hamstrings are quite tricky.

Teixeira, 33, went 3-for-12 (.250) in four games before landing on the DL. Kelly Johnson has taken over at first base for the time being. The Yankees called up a third catcher (Austin Romine) to replace Teixeira because, well, their 40-man roster is a mess and they don’t have any better options. Russ Canzler is the starting first baseman at Triple-A Scranton, but the Yankees would have to drop someone from the 40-man roster to call him up. Hopefully the injury does not linger and Teixeira returns soon.

Yanks acquire breathing human for Eduardo Nunez
Monday Night Open Thread
  • CS Yankee

    5 catchers on a 40-man isn’t the best thing…but they really can’t trade any of them unless they get a fair-good return.

    D-backs, Phil’s, Rangers and perhaps a few others should come calling because they’ll likely only move one of them…guessing Romine now and maybe that expands to include murp’ or cerv’ come the trade deadline.

  • Roy Munson

    I will say, as much as these injuries stink, I’m really happy the yanks aren’t f’ing around with injured players. They seem to be nipping this stuff in the bud, or at least attempting to and not waiting to DL players and just have them rest for a few days and then get hurt again. Maybe these are part of the organizational changes mike and the guys have been writing about

  • I’m One

    Too bad. Tex was having a good April (.250 is good for him).


  • ALZ

    See how it goes, KJ seems fine at 1B so far. I don’t think Canzler would be better than Roberts or Solarte with the bat to warrant a move.