Update: Mark Teixeira leaves game with strained right hamstring


11:20pm: Teixeira may go for tests when the Yankees return to the New York on Monday, Joe Girardi said after the game. Right now nothing is planned. That’s … good news? I guess.

8:54pm: Teixeira left the game with a strained right hamstring, the Yankees announced. No word on the severity though. The Yankees don’t have a backup first baseman, not even in Triple-A, so they have a problem on their hands if Teixeira has to miss more than a few days.

8:28pm: Mark Teixeira left tonight’s game for an unknown reason. Replays showed him grabbing his right hamstring after fielding a foul ball, so it doesn’t appear to be his surgically repaired wrist. Still no official word yet though. It is the same hamstring he hurt during the 2010 ALCS. Stay tuned for updates.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Axis of Mike says:

    Jesus, is it too hard for him to learn how to stretch better? Just watch Ichiro, for chrissake.

    • Algernon blackwood says:

      There’s a reason soccer and basketball players don’t pull hammies. They are in good shape

    • Dennis says:

      Axis, you could not be more correct !! Every time he pulls something, I say the exact same thing !! F**king stretch !! EVERY SINGLE DAY for as long as it takes !! Christ !!

  2. Pinkie Pie says:

    He’s probably going to die.

  3. Tex has always been brittle but this is ridiculous. And a budding *nightmare* for the ’14 team, given how few options we have at first base.

  4. Hall and Nokes says:

    You know you’re injury prone when Brian Roberts is replacing you.

  5. greg says:

    Should have brought in Tanya Roberts. She used to look great in leopard skin, and at 50 years old, she’s younger than Tex.

  6. Wheels says:

    Goddamn Skydome turf.

  7. ROBTEN says:

    He should probably rethink hiring Nick Johnson as his offseason trainer.

  8. Mike B says:

    What a difference a year makes. This infield looks so weak. It’s our Achille’s heal, no matter how much the Steinbrenners spent this past off season.

  9. Yankee fan says:

    I can’t believe he gets out that easy. What a baby. Grow some balls and play the game. What a spoiled brat.

  10. ron lanyi says:

    Put Ichiro on first!

    • Yankee$ says:

      Could sound crazy but I was pondering Cervelli at first (he’s played a little infield), and a Murphy or Romine call up for BU catcher. Gets Cervelli’s bat in. I don’t believe Solarte is for real with the bat and that’s why.

      • ALZ says:

        This early, I don’t believe Solarte is for real, BUT ride the hot hand. Keep throwing him out there for now if he is hitting. While sounds good in theory, I have a hard time seeing them put Cervelli as a starter in a position he has never played, starting the game.

        • Yankee$ says:

          I’d keep Solarte in until the inevitable crash & burn, which I’m anticipating but clearly not desiring.

  11. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    Mick Taylor just ejaculated.

  12. Dr TJ Eckleberg says:

    It’s almost like a certain website writer wondered aloud about the problem with not having a backup first baseman.

  13. adjusts batting gloves says:

    countdown to Kendrys Morales in pinstripes starting in…whenever the draft is over so they don’t forfeit another pick.

    • Cuso says:

      Morales is a DH, not a first baseman.

      • adjusts batting gloves says:

        If the Yankees survived with Giambi, they could probably make shrift with Morales; although I confess I haven’t seen him play first since 2009. Still, signing Morales after the draft wouldn’t solve any immediate problems. I guess it’s Russ Canzler or Ike Davis…

        • ALZ says:

          But unlike Morales, Giambi was an extremely good hitter.

          • Chip says:

            You are aware the since 2009, Morales has been a very above average hitter right? Sure he’s no in his prime Giambi but in his prime Giambi was also one of the best hitters in the league

            • Cuso says:

              Just because they had a terrible first baseman at one point in history doesn’t mean they should put one there now.

              Plus, Morales is no in-his-prime Giambi by any stretch of the imagination.

  14. Algernon black wood says:

    Ike Davis for Nunez. This will happen

  15. EndlessMike says:

    I’ll take Davis for Nunez.

  16. Wheels says:

    Ichiro dude, c’mon

  17. Joel says:

    By “don’t have a backup first baseman, not even in Triple-A”, do you mean “Russ Canzler”? Obviously he’s no big deal, but he’s pretty clearly a backup 1b.

  18. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    cripes. 3 more years of teixeira.

    well, atleast there’s insurance money that can be used to pick up a rental in August.

    • ALZ says:

      Aramis Ramirez, and shift KJ to 1st.

      • Cuso says:

        This doesn’t solve the problem. They’d be using KJ at first now, anyways.

        You’re basically saying get Aramis to replace Solarte, but Solarte isn’t the one hurt. Teixeira is.

        • D$1184 says:

          Or Dean Anna, if you’re speaking about who A-Ram would replace on the roster and not whom he would replace in the starting line-up. Since (I believe) Solarte and Anna can both play second, short and third, the Yankees could send down either one of them.

          • Cuso says:

            The point is it a move addressing the offense, not a move addressing first base. Johnson would be shifted to first regardless if the Yanks trade for Aramis or not. And we’d have to give up value this early in the season.

            It would be a stupid move to address moving a first baseman by acquiring an injury-prone, high-priced third baseman.

  19. RetroRob says:

    Watching the replay, he was moving fine, without any limp off the field, so can’t believe it was too serious. That doesn’t mean, however, he won’t miss a week.

  20. D$1184 says:

    Eduardo Nunez for Ike Davis?

  21. Dalek Jeter says:

    So…3rd to first Solarte, Jeter, Roberts, Johnson till at least Monday?

  22. forensic says:

    I’m not so sure it’s good news or bad news. I think it’s more just ‘we have two day games coming up and don’t want to have to make a tough decision for the sake of one game’ news. He was going to get the day off tomorrow anyway. Now it’s two instead and they’ll see how he is in two days and get him checked out in NY either Sunday night or Monday morning.

  23. Tim says:

    How can a guy so SLOW pull a hammy?

  24. Ross F says:

    Yankees should trade for Jesus Montero. Mariners have him stashed in the minors. He can play first while Tex is out, has options so he can be in AAA if they don’t have a roster spot when Tex gets back (plus an emergency catcher).

  25. silverado1 says:

    i have had it with this guy when was the last time the yankees got there moneys worth

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