June 25, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira watches the action from the dugout during the game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Mark Teixeira says he won’t be 100 percent for 2014 season


The New York Yankees went vintage this offseason and spent gobs of money on a big name free agent. It seems like ages ago that the Yankees were big spenders in the free agent market, but the signing of Masahiro Tanaka has reminded us that the Empire is ready to strike back.

But while the team has it’s prize free agent pitcher, the Bombers still have questions about their roster entering 2014. Derek Jeter is still trying to get healthy, Alex Rodriguez has created an even bigger void at third base than he already was and now Mark Teixeira has passed along word that he won’t be operating at 100 for a majority of the 2014 season.

Teixeira spoke to The Wall Street Journal and stated that he expects to feel tightness in his surgically repaired wrist until at least June.

This doesn’t mean that Teixeira won’t be in the lineup for the Bombers, but it does mean he won’t be at 100 percent until June at the earliest. He may still be very productive, but he won’t be nearly as productive as he wants to be thanks to his stiff wrist.

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