Oil and water. Ice and car tires. Mark Teixeira and health. They’re all things that seemingly don’t jive well together, but the high priced New York Yankees first baseman says he’s almost 100% healthy – this according to Bombers Beat:
“I’m close to 100 percent. I feel like I’m healed. I wish I was a little bit looser; my wrist is going to be tight for a while because of the way the surgery was performed. They had to kind of tighten everything up to make it secure. It’s still a little bit tight, but that’s why I’m doing rehab every day and doing exercises every day. I’ll start swinging a bat in January and that will also help loosen it up.”
Tex is among the elite offensive players in the game when healthy. The problem has been staying out of the trainers room and off the operating table.
A routinely slow starter, Tex is a sure bet to miss 25-30 games per season and spend another 15-20 dealing with a nagging issue, hurting his numbers in the process.
Hopefully things will turn around for the 33-year-old slugger this season and the slow start will be avoided as will the health problems.