Update: Mark Teixeira leaves game with strained right hamstring

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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.

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  • Axis of Mike

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

    • Algernon blackwood

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

    • Dennis

      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 !!

  • Pinkie Pie

    He’s probably going to die.

    • Havok9120

      The reaction in the Game Thread leads me to believe that’s the case.

  • http://cinemademocratica.com Dave_in_Gainesville

    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.

    • Havok9120

      He’s “always been brittle?”


  • Hall and Nokes

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

    • Nathan

      I lol’d

  • greg

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

  • Wheels

    Goddamn Skydome turf.


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

  • Mike B

    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.

  • Yankee fan

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

  • ron lanyi

    Put Ichiro on first!

    • Yankee$

      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

        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$

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

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Mick Taylor just ejaculated.

  • Dr TJ Eckleberg

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

  • adjusts batting gloves

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

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Morales is a DH, not a first baseman.

      • adjusts batting gloves

        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

          But unlike Morales, Giambi was an extremely good hitter.

          • Chip

            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

            • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

              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.

  • Algernon black wood

    Ike Davis for Nunez. This will happen

    • Dicka24

      I was going to say the same as soon as I read the news. Makes sense no? Although I’d guess that the Mets would want more.

      • RetroRob

        Yes, although, they are the Mets, so doesn’t hurt to call. : -)

  • EndlessMike

    I’ll take Davis for Nunez.

  • Wheels

    Ichiro dude, c’mon

    • Wheels

      sorry, wrong thread.

  • Joel

    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.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Yeah, he should be a backup AT aaa, though.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    cripes. 3 more years of teixeira.

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

    • ALZ

      Aramis Ramirez, and shift KJ to 1st.

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        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

          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.

          • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

            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.

  • RetroRob

    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.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Only thing that concerns me is he was pretty pissed going back into the tunnel. He was acting as if he was concerned/knew he was going to miss significant time.

      • Wheels


  • D$1184

    Eduardo Nunez for Ike Davis?

    • D$1184

      Sorry, didn’t see this was suggested above.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Yep. Anna will probably get a day a 2nd, though to give Roberts an official day off.

  • forensic

    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.

  • Tim

    How can a guy so SLOW pull a hammy?

  • Ross F

    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).

    • pinedamaybegreata(formerlyMonterowasdinero)

      Whew! Glad you said it.

      Totally agree.

      Nunez and a pitcher.

  • http://yahoo silverado1

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