With the way the Yankees have been dealing with injuries this season, one can say they lucked out Sunday morning. After leaving yesterday’s game early with an apparent wrist injury, Mark Teixeira had to wait to celebrate Father’s Day until he was medically checked out. It seems that Teixeira is only suffering from inflammation, and isn’t dealing with yet another tear of his right wrist. He had already missed the first 53 games of the season due to this wrist, so to hear it’s only inflamed is great news for Yankees fans.
In fact, Joe Girardi spoke about the results of the MRI and said,
There’s inflammation, and even though he’s hurt, that’s probably the best-case scenario we could have got, that’s a good thing. If he was to re-tear it, that would probably be it for the season.
As of right now, Teixeira is not on the DL, but it remains a possibility that he could be placed there in the near future. Regarding the decision to put #25 on the DL, Girardi said,
He’s not a player for at least a couple days. We’ll re-evaluate him after a couple days and see where we’re at.
Teixeira has played in just 15 games this season, and there’s obviously something different about his swing or the way he’s playing in general. He’s got a .151 batting average, with just 3 homers, and 12 RBIs. Needless to say, this is not the Teixeira we’re used to seeing.
Will the real Mark Teixeira please stand up?